Scar-less Single Site Gallbladder Removal

New, less invasive procedure, only in Decatur at Decatur Memorial Hospital

Gallbladder removal is performed with just one single incision in the belly button. The natural contours of the belly button help hide the surgical incision. This revolutionary cholecystectomy operation allows patients a minimally invasive option who are concerned about cosmetic results.
Benefits include:

  • No visible scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Outpatient procedure at the hospital
  • Return to normal activities in a few days

Gallbladder Procedures

Typical Recovery Time

Typical Hospital Stay


Single Site

1 week

< 6 hours

1 umbilical incision about 1 inch


1 week

< 6 hours

3-4 incisions  1/2 inch


 1 month

2 days

1 incision about 5 inches

If you are experiencing pain in the upper right side or middle of the abdomen, abdominal fullnesss, fever, nausea, vomiting, bloating, or pain after eating fatty foods, you may be a candidate for Single Site Gallbladder Removal based upon a consultation with your doctor and proper medical work up.

This surgeon performs Single Site Gallbladder Removal
George A. Liu, M.D.

Gallbladder Surgery Brochure