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What Is Cholecystectomy?

A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder — a pear-shaped organ that sits just below your liver on the upper right side of your abdomen. Your gallbladder collects and stores bile — a digestive fluid produced in your liver.

A cholecystectomy is a common surgery, and it carries only a small risk of complications. In most cases, you can go home the same day of your cholecystectomy. A cholecystectomy is most commonly performed by inserting a tiny video camera and special surgical tools through four small incisions to see inside your abdomen and remove the gallbladder.

Why It's Done?

A cholecystectomy is most commonly performed to treat gallstones and the complications they cause. Your doctor may recommend a cholecystectomy if you have:

  • Gallstones in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis)
  • Gallstones in the bile duct (choledocholithiasis)
  • Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis)
  • Large gallbladder polyps
  • Pancreas inflammation (pancreatitis) due to gallstones
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What Are The Benefits Of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

Your healthcare provider or surgeon will determine whether open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy is right for you. The laparoscopic procedure has several benefits:

  • Less pain.
  • Lower risk of complications.
  • Quicker recovery and return to regular activities.
  • Smaller wounds and scars.

Risk Factors

Some possible complications of a cholecystectomy may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Liver injury
  • Scars and a numb feeling at the incision site
  • A bulging of organ or tissue (a hernia) at the incision site
  • Risks of general anesthesia, such as blood clots and pneumonia
  • Bile leak

What Should I Do To Take Care Of Myself After Gallbladder Removal?

  • Avoid lifting heavy things
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat foods high in fiber to help your bowel movements (pooping).
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about taking care of your wounds and taking medications.
  • Slowly increase your activity.
  • Walk a little bit every day to prevent blood clots.

What Is The Recovery Time After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

If you don’t have any complications, you can usually go home the same day as your laparoscopic cholecystectomy. With an open cholecystectomy, you may have to stay in the hospital for a day or two.

When Can I Go Back To Normal Activities After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

Without complications, you should be able to drive and eat normally in a day or two. You usually can return to work and other daily activities in about a week, as long as they don’t involve lifting. You may need a week or two before you are physically or sexually active.

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