Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Gallstones that cause biliary colic (acute pain in the abdomen caused by spasm or blockage of the cystic or bile duct) are the most common reason for a cholecystectomy.

Cholecystectomy Laparoscopic surgery

His technique is the most common for simple cholecystectomy. The surgeon will make several small incisions in the abdomen. Ports (hollow tubes) are inserted into the openings. Surgical tools and a lighted camera are placed into the ports. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to make it easier to see the internal organs. The gallbladder is removed, and the port openings are closed with sutures, surgical clips, or glue. Your surgeon may start with a laparoscopic technique and need to change (convert) to an open laparotomy technique. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours.

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