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Laparoscopic removal of gall bladder

Laparoscopic removal of gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is a less invasive way to get rid of stones located in the gallbladder. The laparoscopic surgery requires smaller and lesser incisions and does not require incision of the abdominal muscles, as compared to open surgery.
Indications for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Young and thin patients
Elderly and obese patients
Symptomatic gall bladder stones
Procedure:
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia with the help of a laparoscope that allows the surgeon to see magnified images of the inside of patient???s body on a monitor in the operating theater. Laparoscope is inserted through tiny incisions made just below the navel of the patient. In addition to laparoscope, several other instruments are also inserted through different incisions made in the right upper part of patient???s abdomen. Now gallbladder is taken out through one of the incisions. These incisions are closed after removal of all the instruments and laparoscope used during surgery.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Surgery is safe and effective
Early return to work
Less postoperative painand discomfort
Shorter hospital stay
Quick recovery
Small and less number of incisions
What to expect after surgery?
Procedure may be performed as outpatient, or patient may stay for 1 or 2 days in the hospital
Most of the patients can return to their normal activities within 7 days
No special diets or other precautions are needed after surgery