Gallbladder Resources for Consumers
If you would like to learn more about gallbladder problems and treatments, below is a list of reputable state and national websites that you might find helpful.
American College of Gastroenterology – website containing educational materials developed by physician experts on gallbladder disease. Good resource for understanding risk factors in women.
American College of Surgeons – offers an informative eight-page consumer brochure covering gallbladder removal topics such as treatment options, risks/possible complications and pain control.
American Gastroenterological Association – features information about gallstones and how they form, how they can be treated and alternatives to gallbladder removal.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) - established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public.
MedlinePlus – offers good consumer information about gallbladder removal including medical illustrations and definitions and an overview of surgical risks and complications. Sponsored by the Library of Medicine.
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons - website for patients to better inform themselves about gallbladder surgery. Also included is a helpful patient brochure on laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy).
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons – contains patient information for minimally-invasive procedures including laparoscopic gallbladder removal.
The Health Data Committee has produced several other facility comparison reports for Utah citizens. Additional resources for those reports can be accessed from the following links: