The gallbladder is a pouch like organ that can hold little stones that form from cholesterol and other crystals.
When people experience pain or other complications from these stones, the common treatment is to remove the entire gallbladder and any stones in the bile ducts either through abdominal or laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
My question is: why can not one simply open the gallbladder, and remove the stones, then seal the gallbladder?
My question is motivated by a feeling that one should not remove an organ ( even an "unnecessary" organ as is claimed like the gallbladder ) without a good reason. So I'm wondering why I didn't read there was a surgical option for leaving the gallbladder in place, but removing the stones.