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A cholecystectomy is a surgical treatment that removes your gallbladder. Cholecystectomy is recommended if you have:
Gallbladder removal is most commonly performed by inserting a tiny video camera and special surgical tools through four small incisions to see inside your abdomen and remove the gallbladder – this is called laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In some cases, a big incision may be used to remove the gallbladder – this is called an open cholecystectomy.
Cholecystectomy is a pretty common surgery that only carries minor complications. You can ideally go home the same day of your cholecystectomy.Learn More
A cholecystectomy is performed using local anaesthesia, so you won't feel anything during the surgery. Your health care team will insert a tube down your throat that will help you breathe. Your surgeon then performs the cholecystectomy either using either a laparoscopic or an open procedure. After the surgeon removes the gallbladder, the small incisions are closed with absorbable stitches or with surgical tape or glue. Once the gallbladder removal is done, you will be taken to the recovery room as the anaesthesia wear off. The recovery time varies depending on your procedure.
Gallbladder surgery carries a few possible risks including:
The complications you face depends on your overall health and the reason for your cholecystectomy.
Cholangiogram:A cholangiogram is a special x-ray procedure that is done with contrast media to visualize the bile ducts after a cholecystectomyLearn Less
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