Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is safe and effective. This procedure removes the gallbladder, and any stones in the gallbladder, through small incisions made in the abdomen.

  • This procedure generally is done with a special surgical instrument that includes a video camera to guide the surgical team.
  • Before the surgeon removes the gallbladder and any gallstones, some patients may require a special X-ray procedure which shows the anatomy of the bile ducts.
  • Patients will receive general anesthesia for this surgery, lasting approximately 2 hours.
  • After the gallbladder has been removed, the body can no longer store bile between meals which usually has little to no effect on digestion.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones

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Gallbladder Surgery
(Based on a laparoscopic procedure.)
Average Time in Mérida
  • Outpatient surgery is the norm but some patients may be hospitalized for 1 – 2 days after surgery.
  • A follow up check up in Mérida within 48 hours after surgery is required.
  • Limited movement is recommended for 5 -7 days after surgery.
  • A post surgical exam is required before patients leave Mérida.
  • Patients may return to complete normal activity within 5 weeks after the procedure.
Mérida Cost vs US
(Not including CT scans and medications.)

$4,000 vs $40,000

Clear to Travel
  • Travel is generally approved after 7 – 10 days from surgery with doctor approval.
  • Our medical team will recommend a customized hernia procedure plan including a range of materials and treatments after a specialist has thoroughly reviewed your records and personal medical history.
  • The timing estimated will vary depending the the specifics of each individual case and other person health factors.
  • Procedure descriptions and costs listed on our website are based on an average of previous treatments and could differ from your recommended treatment plan.
  • The cost of additional procedures (such as CT scans) and medications are not included in the estimated costs and will vary based on personal health factors and where medications and additional procedures are purchased.