Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove the gallbladder. It is a less invasive method than open cholecystectomy.
What are the indications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is preferred for patients who suffer from:
- Gallbladder cancer
- Swelling or infected gallbladder (cholecystitis)
- Large gallbladder polyps
How is the procedure done?
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive surgery where your surgeon will make 3-4 tiny incisions. The surgeon uses a long, thin tube known as a laparoscope, which has a small camera (display the organ view on the monitor) and surgical tools attached to it. The tube is put in through one of the incisions. The surgeon performs the surgery while looking at a monitor, and the gallbladder is removed through one of the incisions.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
Laparoscopic surgery provides more satisfaction among patients when compared with open cholecystectomy. Below-mentioned are some of the benefits:
- Small scars
- Short hospital stay
- Less tissue cutting
- Less pain post-operation
- Quick healing as the scar is small
- Quick return to work
- Reduced risk of infection