A cholecystectomy is performed when the gallbladder becomes infected or swollen.
This surgery is very common and simple, allowing patients to return to their
activities in a few days.
If the appendix gets swollen, doctors recommend an appendectomy to avoid
complications. The best approach to remove it is with laparoscopic surgery, in
some cases open surgery is needed.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
This surgery can be considered after other treatments to treat reflux were
ineffective. During the procedure, the lower part of the esophagus is wrapped to
prevent the stomach acids and food to move up.