Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

What is an
Anal Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that lies beneath your liver on the upper right side of your abdomen. It stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by your liver. The gallbladder releases bile into the small intestine to digest fat at meal times. If the gallbladder is removed, bile will continue to be produced by the liver and flow directly into the small intestine.

Cholecystectomy

Gallstones is a common condition. If your gallstones cause pain and discomfort or have caused health problems, seek medical advice early.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – Causes and Risk Factors

What causes gallstones?
Gallstones are small stone-like substances that develop when the amount of bile and other fluids stored in the gallbladder become unbalanced and harden.

Who gets gallstones?

  • Women in their middle ages
  • Overweight individuals
  • People with a family history of gallstones

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – Treatments

Some gallstones cause pain, bloating, infection and blockage of the flow of bile. If there is severe pain, infection or other complications, your doctor will likely recommend that you have your gallbladder removed in a common operation called cholecystectomy since it is a non-essential organ. If gallstones are found incidentally with no symptoms, they can be observed and surgery is generally not recommended.

The standard form of treatment is minimally invasive surgery known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, in which our surgeon makes four small incisions in your abdomen to remove the gallbladder. However, certain scenarios or conditions may make open surgery (incision about 8cm) necessary or a safer and better choice.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) may be performed before or after laparoscopic cholecystectomy if stones are found in the bile duct.

Advantages of laparoscopic

Compared to open surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy offers these advantages:

  • Shorter recovery time.
  • Shorter hospital stay.
  • Less post-operative pain.
  • Minimal scarring.

The overall risk of laparoscopic cholecystectomy is very low. Although uncommon, the more serious possible complications include:

  • Bleeding.
  • Bowel injury.
  • Infection.
  • Bile duct injury