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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. The surgery involves a few small incisions, and most patients normally go home the same day and soon return to normal activities.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an effective treatment option for people who have gallbladder problems that worsen, cause discomfort, or affect their daily life.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Speeds up the healing process
  • Minimizes scarring
  • Reduces pain
  • Lowers chances of infection

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

  • Bloating
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain (the right side)

Possible Risks and Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Bleeding
  • Complications from anesthesia
  • Hernia
  • Injury to the bile ducts, liver, or intestines
  • Numbness in the surgical area
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Inflammation and infection in the abdomen (peritonitis)

Preparation for Gallbladder Removal

Prior to the procedure, the doctor may recommend the following tests:

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Blood tests
  • Evaluation of the urine (urinalysis)

The patient should inform the doctor of any medication he/she is taking. The healthcare team and the patient will discuss about options for controlling pain during and after surgery.

The patient may be asked to avoid food and liquid for a few hours before the procedure.

During the Procedure

  • During the procedure which is performed under general anesthesia an IV line will be put in the patient’s arm to deliver fluids and medications.
  • The surgeon will make a small incision in the patient’s abdomen and inflate the surgical area to enhance visualization on the inside.
  • Thin, hollow tubes will be inserted into the incisions. Through the tubes, the surgical team will place a laparoscope and other surgical tools.
  • The patient’s abdomen will then be inflated with carbon dioxide gas to increase the surface area of the surgical site and for good visualization.
  • The surgeon will then use specialized tools to separate the gallbladder from the body and remove it. He/she will use stitches, surgical clips, or surgical glue to close the incisions.
  • However, the surgeon may opt to do an open cholecystectomy instead of a laparoscopic one if any complications arise during the laparoscopic procedure. That process necessitates a wider incision.

What Happens After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

The medical team will closely monitor the patient for a few hours after surgery. This is to make sure that the patient wakes up from the anesthesia without complications. They will check the heart, breathing, blood pressure, and the ability to urinate.

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