Surgery history made in Cedar Rapids - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Surgery history made in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The first single port gallbladder removal surgery in Cedar Rapids is successfully performed at Mercy Medical Center.

A news release sent out by Mercy says the new procedure involves removing the gallbladder through a single opening, making for a quicker recovery and same-day surgery.

More than 50,000 patients have their gallbladders removed each year in the U.S.
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