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Dr. Henry Pitt Co-Authors Study on Gallbladder Removal During Pregnancy

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Henry A. Pitt, MD, FACS, Associate Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs and Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Chief Quality Officer of Temple University Health System, and colleagues studied a large database of women in California who underwent a laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy between 2005 and 2014 for gallstones or other benign disease and compared pregnant women who had the operation within 90 days prior to delivery with those who had it within three months after childbirth. The research findings were published online on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print publication. Dr. Pitt was the study co-author. Additional coverage was provided by ScienmagScienceDailyNews-Medical.net and other outlets.