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(Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)

Laparoscopic gallbladder elimination is surgical procedure to cast off the gallbladder through the usage of a medical machine referred to as a laparoscope.


Surgery through the usage of a laparoscope is the most common way to remove the gallbladder. A laparoscope is a thin, lighted tube that lets the health practitioner see inside one’s belly.

Gallbladder removal surgical operation is executed whilst the patient is under anesthesia so the patient will be asleep and pain-free.

The operation is executed the following way:

The surgeon makes three to four small cuts in patient’s belly.

The laparoscope is inserted via one of the cuts.

Other clinical contraptions are inserted through the other cuts.

Gas is pumped into patient’s belly to expand the space. This gives the surgeon extra room to see and work.

The gallbladder is then eliminated using laparoscope and other instruments.

An x-ray known as a cholangiogram may also be done during patient’s surgery. To do this test, a dye is injected into patient’s bile duct and an x-ray is done. The dye helps find stones that may be in patient’s gallbladder.

Sometimes the health care professional can't safely take out the gallbladder though the use of a laparoscope. In this case, the doctor will use open surgery, in which a larger cut is made.

Why the Procedure is Performed

Patient might also want this surgery if the patient has ache or different signs from gallstones. Patient may additionally also need it if patient’s gallbladder is not working normally.

Common symptoms can also include:

Indigestion, which includes bloating, heartburn, and gas

Pain after eating, usually in the top right or higher middle place of Patient’s belly (epigastric pain)

Nausea and vomiting

Most people have a quicker recovery and fewer troubles with laparoscopic surgical treatment than with open surgery.


Risks from anesthesia and surgery include:

Reactions to medicines

Breathing problems

Bleeding, blood clots


Risks for gallbladder surgical treatment include:

Damage to the blood vessels that go to the liver

Injury to the bile duct

Injury to the small gut or colon

Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)

Before the Procedure

Patient will have the following assessments before surgery:

Blood checks (complete blood count, electrolytes, and kidney tests)

Chest x-ray or electrocardiogram (EKG), for some people

X-rays of the gallbladder

Ultrasound of the gallbladder

During the week earlier than surgery:

Patient may be required to stop taking some medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), nutrition E, warfarin (Coumadin) and any other drugs that put patient at greater chance of bleeding at some stage in surgery.

On the day of surgery:

Follow guidelines about when to stop ingesting and drinking.

Shower the night time before or the morning of surgery.

After the Procedure

If Patient do now not have any problems, Patient will be in a position to go home when Patient are in a position to drink beverages without difficulty and Patient’s ache can be treated with pain medications. Most patients go home on the same day or the day after this surgery.

If there had been issues in the course of surgery, or if the patient is bleeding, a lot of pain, or a fever, Patient may also need to stay in the hospital for longer period of time.

Outlook (Prognosis)

Most patients get better quickly and have suitable results from this procedure.

Alternative Names

Cholecystectomy-laparoscopic; Gallbladder-laparoscopic surgery; Gallstones-laparoscopic surgery; Cholecystitis-laparoscopic surgical operation

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