There are many reasons that gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is performed. Many times people that have recurring problems with gallstones undergo the procedure. A cholecystectomy may also be performed on patients who have reoccurring problems with indigestion, nausea, vomiting or pain after eating. It is also performed when the gallbladder is infected. Other reasons for a cholecystectomy include bleeding, obesity, pancreatitis, lung disease and complications from pregnancy.
Surgeries can be quite expensive and cholecystectomy is no exception. The cost of the surgery is so high that often people decide to go overseas to get it done with the same high-quality methods but at a low price. There are many places all over the world that travelers can have a nice vacation and get a cholecystectomy performed on the same trip.