What are the surgical and interventional procedures used to treat cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Surgical and interventional procedures used to treat cholecystitis include the following:

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (standard of care for surgical treatment of cholecystitis)

  • Percutaneous drainage

  • ERCP

  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural cholecystostomy

  • Endoscopic gallbladder drainage

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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