Gallbladder Surgery

There are many types of gallbladder surgery. Some procedures leave the gallbladder intact while removing gallstones that cause pain and discomfort, while others remove the organ entirely.  A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. This is generally the treatment of choice since it can be performed without any significant complications, but there are several surgical options that can help patients overcome gallbladder disease. Dr. Clark takes an individualized approach to each patient’s medical needs, ensuring that they get the best treatment available.

The gallbladder can be safely removed without causing significant complications


Reduced recovery and hospitalization times

Less pain following surgery

Reduced blood loss from surgery

Fewer complications

Dr. Whalen Clark, MD, FACS, is an accomplished, board-certified surgeon who performs surgery on the gallbladder to treat:

  • Recurrent gallstones
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Chronic gallbladder infections (cholecystitis)

Dr. Clark offers traditional and minimally invasive surgical options to ensure that every patient is provided with the ideal treatment for their needs. Utilizing the latest advances in gallbladder surgery, Dr. Clark aims to improve his patients’ quality of life by guiding their treatment from the initial one-on-one consultation to recovery. He embraces every opportunity to improve his patients’ quality of life always takes his patients’ concerns into account. By providing an unparalleled level of service and care to his patients, both clinically and personally, Dr. Clark has established himself as one of the top abdominal surgeons in Tampa.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Whalen Clark, contact our friendly staff today! Let's Get Started