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Gallbladder Surgery

    About the Treatment

    Removing of the gallbladder is known as Cholecystectomy. It is a pear-shaped organ which stores and secretes bile which helps in digesting fat and fatty foods.

    Indications

    • Symptomatic cholelithiasis
    • Biliary dyskinesia
    • Acute cholecystitis
    • Problems associated with common bile duct stones including pancreatitis

  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • HIDA Scan
  • ERCP (In some cases)
  • Blood tests
  • Chest x-ray
  • EKG
  • Do not take anything the night before your operation.

  • After anesthesia four small incisions will be made in the abdomen to insert laparoscope and instruments for operating.
  • The surgeon will remove the gallbladder securing all other viscera.
  • All the incisions will be closed and secured with a gauge bandage.
  • Time taken for the procedure may be between 40 minutes to 2 hours depending on the patient condition.

  • After the operation, the hospital is usually 1-3 days.
  • Vitals monitored.
  • You should not lift anything heavier for two weeks.
  • Minimal pain is associated with this operation
  • Constipation is common.

  • Loose bowel movements
  • Infection
  • Wound infection
  • Hernia – Long term complication

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