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.
Treated with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be performed in
cases of cholecystitis and gallbladder stones.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
laparoscopic cholecystectomy. An open cholecystectomy is a surgical alternative
to the procedure.
with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
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.
after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic cholecystectomy is very good.
from Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:
Total recovery from
laparoscopic cholecystectomy takes five to ten days.