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What is a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is surgery to remove your gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ the shape and size of a small pear. It stores a substance called bile made by the liver. It keeps the bile until the body needs it to digest fatty foods.

The surgeon makes a few small incisions on the right side of your abdomen (belly). The surgeon uses one incision to insert a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera on the end. This shows your gallbladder on a screen. The gallbladder then gets removed through another small incision. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is less invasive than an open cholecystectomy.

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Who Needs to Have Gallbladder Removal?

A laparoscopic cholecystectomy helps people with gallstones that are causing pain and infection. Gallstones are crystals that form in the gallbladder. They can block the flow of bile out of the gallbladder into your digestive system. This roadblock causes cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder). Gallstones can also move to other parts of the body and cause problems.

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.

What Are The Risks or Possible Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

Like any surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has some risks, but they are rare:

  • Bile leaking in the body.
  • Bleeding.
  • Complications from anesthesia.
  • Hernia.
  • Injury to the bile ducts, liver or intestines.
  • Numbness in the surgical area.
  • Peritonitis (inflammation and infection in the abdomen).
  • Small scars from the incisions.
  • Urinary tract infection.

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.

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