Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is a minimally invasive procedure done to remove the gallbladder by using laparoscopic techniques. Since the last decade, this surgery has become the procedure of choice for routine gall bladder removal.Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is indicated in patients with asymptomatic gallstones, symptomatic gallstones, gallstone pancreatitis, biliary colic, Acute Cholecystitis, Choledocholithiasis, Mirizzi syndrome and benign gallbladder tumours. Unlike the traditional Open gallbladder removal surgical procedure, Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is done only by making a few small incisions, hence there is less post-operative discomfort and minimal scarring. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery also reduces the overall hospital stay and promotes a quicker recovery in the patient.
How to check compatibility for performing Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery?
Even though Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is a safe surgery as compared to open gallbladder removal surgery, still it is contraindicated in some individuals. Proper medical screening of the patient is done prior to surgery to check the compatibility of Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery with the patient. The exclusion criteria for this surgery include individuals presenting with:
- Inability to tolerate general anaesthesia
- Uncontrolled coagulopathy
- Obstructive disease of the lung
- Congestive heart failure
- Malignant gall bladder carcinoma
- Gangrene of gall bladder
- End-stage liver cirrhosis
- Pregnancy (with severe complications)
How is Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery performed?
After appropriate pre-operative examinations and preparations, the patient is shifted to OT for Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. A prime incision of about half an inch is made around the navel area. Three other incisions of about a quarter to half-inch are also made nearby the prime incision. Laparoscopic ports are placed through these four incisions for inserting a laparoscope (a narrow instrument with the camera placed at its tip) and surgical instruments. A laparoscope is introduced via the prime incision that aids the surgeon during surgery by providing a magnified view of the patient’s abdominal organs. The other three incisions are used to introduce surgical instruments that help the surgeon to dissect and remove gallbladder from the liver and bile ducts. One of these ports is later used to remove separated gallbladder from the patient’s abdomen. Once the gallbladder is removed all four incisions are closed.
Is Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery safe?
Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery is a fairly safe surgical procedure that holds an outstanding safety record. The overall rate of complications is less than 2%. The complications associated with this surgery are similar to any other surgical procedure.
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