Gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy is performed when your gallbladder stops
working properly or you have severe pain from gallstones.
This surgery is done to remove the appendix when it is inflamed or infected.
Depending on the condition of the appendix, the surgery can be done as open
surgery or laparoscopically.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Anti-reflux or GERD surgery involves wrapping the lower part of the esophagus to
increase pressure and prevent gastroesophageal reflux from returning to the
mouth and causing heartburn or a burning sensation.