Laparoscopic laser cholecystectomy

  title={Laparoscopic laser cholecystectomy},
  author={Eddie Joe Reddick and Douglas Ole Olsen},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
The standard treatment of cholelithiasis in the United States is surgical removal of the gallbladder, but this treatment often has a major economic impact on the patient: major surgery, lengthy hospitalization, and several weeks' absence from work. Because of this economic factor, there has been a movement toward non-invasive methods, but they, too, have their drawbacks: long-term medical therapy; a high risk of stone recurrence because the diseased gallbladder is still in place. We therefore… CONTINUE READING

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