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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Posted On: 07-21-2015
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

What is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy involves the removal of the gallbladder. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

·         Gallbladder removal

·         Laparoscopic surgery

·         Laparoscopic gallbladder removal

Conditions Treated with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be performed in cases of cholecystitis and gallbladder stones.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. An open cholecystectomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

Possible risks following laparoscopic cholecystectomy include infection, bleeding, injury to other organs, injury to the common bile duct and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic cholecystectomy is very good.

Recovery from Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

Total recovery from laparoscopic cholecystectomy takes five to ten days.

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