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Gallbladder Removal

at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder Removal at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center (RASC)

If you're facing gallbladder issues, such as gallstones or inflammation, you're likely familiar with the discomfort and pain they can cause. Gallbladder removal, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a common and highly effective procedure that can provide lasting relief. At Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center (RASC), we specialize in outpatient gallbladder removal, working closely with your personal physician to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience from start to finish.

Understanding Gallbladder Removal and the Procedure

Gallbladder Removal

Understanding Gallbladder Removal and the Procedure


The gallbladder is a small organ beneath the liver that stores bile; however, it can develop gallstones that block bile flow, leading to the need for its removal.


Gallbladder removal, also known as cholecystectomy, is the surgical process of removing the gallbladder to prevent complications from gallstones.


Eliminating the gallbladder is a common and effective treatment to alleviate gallstone-related problems and enhance digestive health.


Thorough Preparation


A Seamless Surgical Experience


Recovery and Support

Before scheduling your gallbladder removal, you'll consult with your physician who will then coordinate with us at RASC. We'll guide you through the preparation process, including any necessary fasting, adjustments to your medications, and what to expect on the day of the surgery. Also, you'll need to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you overnight after the procedure.

On the day of your procedure, you'll receive care from your physician, assisted by our expert RASC team. Gallbladder removal is often performed laparoscopically (using small incisions), which typically results in less pain and a faster recovery. You'll be under anesthesia, ensuring that you're comfortable throughout the surgery.

After your surgery, you'll rest in our recovery area as we monitor your initial healing. You'll be able to go home the same day with specific aftercare instructions to aid your recovery. You may experience some discomfort, but we'll manage it together with medication and clear guidance on activity levels and dietary recommendations. Your physician will schedule follow-up visits to check on your progress and ensure a smooth recovery.

Why Choose RASC for Your Gallbladder Removal?

Economic Choice

At RASC, we believe that quality healthcare should be affordable. Our facility is designed to offer the same high-quality care as hospitals but at a more economical cost.

Enjoy the advantage of a cost-effective procedure without the higher costs associated with large hospitals.

Compare Procedure Costs


Your procedure will be performed by the surgeon you trust in our modern surgical center, ensuring continuity of care from consultation to recovery.

Experienced Teams

Our surgical staff are specialists in outpatient procedures, ensuring that you receive expert care in a welcoming environment.

State-of-the-Art Facility

RASC is equipped with the latest in medical technology, providing you with the highest standard of care.


We understand your time is valuable. Our efficient scheduling and streamlined processes mean you spend less time waiting and more time recovering in the comfort of your home.

*Cost data obtained from the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumers Guide to Health Care. See Averages based on billed charges for procedures performed on an outpatient basis at local Rockford area hospitals. The out-of-pocket amount is dependent on your health plan’s coinsurance amount.

Please note: The cost comparison table presented is a simplified overview designed for general informational purposes. It consolidates various specific procedures under broader procedural categories. For instance, the term "Lens Procedure" encompasses both cataract surgeries and other lens-related outpatient procedures, among others. This consolidation is made to streamline the presentation of information and may not reflect the full detail or scope of individual procedures.