Know someone stuck in the ICU this holiday season? We want to send one lucky winner a basket of $100 worth of gutsy goodies of your choice! Just tell us the story of your family member or friend on our Facebook page, why he or she has major guts, and why it sucks to have a hysterectomy for Hanukkah, or a cholycystectomy for Christmas and why they need guts to get better while they are away from family and friends! We'll also throw in some love for the awesome nurses as well. Gastrointestinal gift basket? Heart care package? The choice is yours! Winner will be chosen at random Dec. 20th, U.S. entries only, sorry international people, good luck!
You can count on us to keep current with the newest in gallbladder removal techniques; we are, after all, crazy about gallbladders! The newest approach to gallbladder removal uses a robot to cut a tiny cut (2.5 cm) in the bellybutton. It only takes a few hours to recover enough to go back to work (both a good and bad thing, we guess). For those of you who aren't squeamish, here is a great photo of a gallbladder being removed through the belly button! Happy cholecystectomies!