Gallbladder Surgery

The surgical removal of the gallbladder has radically changed in the past twenty-five years. It formerly required a five-day hospital stay, considerable discomfort, and six weeks of recovery time. Dr. McFaddin performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Munroe Regional Medical Center, and learned technique from inventor of procedure, Dr. Eddie Reddick. This operation involves taking the gallbladder out through three or four tiny incisions. Most patients are able to go home the same day, are eating solid food the next morning, and are fully back to normal activity in two weeks. Approximately 95% of patients are able to have their surgery in this manner.