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Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal

Posted On: 07-21-2015
Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal

What is Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal?

A minimally invasive procedure, laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for gallbladder removal involves a single incision through the belly button in order to remove the gallbladder. Special articulating or bent tools are used to provide a triangulated view of the surgical area.

Also Known As:

·         Gallbladder removal

·         Cholecystectomy

·         Laparoscopic surgery

·         LESS

·         Keyhole surgery for gallbladder removal

·         Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) for gallbladder removal

·         Transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (U-LESS) for gallbladder removal

·         Transumbilical endoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal

·         Single-port access laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal

·         Single-site laparoscopy (SSL) for gallbladder removal

·         Single-site access (SSA) laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal

·         One-port umbilical surgery (OPUS) for gallbladder removal

Conditions Treated with Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal:

Laparoscopic single-site surgery for gallbladder removal may be performed in cases of gallbladder stones.

Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) for Gallbladder Removal by OrangeCountySurgeons

Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for gallbladder removal. An open or laparoscopic cholecystectomyhttp: may be performed as surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal:

Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for gallbladder removal is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal:

Possible risks following laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for gallbladder removal include swelling, infection, bleeding, damage to nearby organs and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for there to be an intraoperative switch to a more invasive type of surgery.

Prognosis after Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for gallbladder removal is good. There are fewer complications when compared to traditional surgery, but more experience is needed with the specialized tools.

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