The gallbladder is found under your liver and releases bile through the common bile duct to help digest fat. When bile hardens into stones made of cholesterol or bile salts, this obstruction in the common bile duct can cause the gallbladder to swell. Nausea, vomiting or sharp pain in your abdomen, in your back or under your right arm may indicate the need for your gallbladder to be removed.
Novant Health surgeons can remove an infected gallbladder using laparoscopic surgery for less pain and the fastest recovery time.
Recovery is rapid and may allow you to go home that day or the day after surgery. Most people can resume their daily activities within three to seven days.