A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder a pear-shaped organ that sits just below your liver on the upper right side of your abdomen. Your gallbladder collects and stores bile a digestive fluid produced in your liver.
A cholecystectomy is a common surgery, and it carries only a small risk of complications. In most cases, you can go home the same day of your cholecystectomy.
A cholecystectomy is most commonly performed by inserting a tiny video camera and special surgical tools through four small incisions to see inside your abdomen and remove the gallbladder.