The definitive treatment of gallbladder stones is surgery. With the advancement of technology, the procedure of gall stone removal has been revolutionized. Nowadays, gall bladder is removed through laparoscopic approach using 3 small incisions. This makes recovery faster and reducing the complication rates. We at habilite ensure safe and comfortable treatment of gallbladder stones.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy requires general anaesthesia( patient is completely put to sleep).
- One 10 mm (about one-half inch) and two 5 mm (about one-fifth of an inch) incisions are made in the abdomen. This is often referred to as 3 port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (3PLC).
- Carbon dioxide gas is introduced into the abdomen.
- The surgeon inserts a laparoscope (a thin fibre optic scope). This contains a small surgical instrument and a tiny camera that relays an image to a video monitor.
- The surgeon separates the gallbladder from the liver and other areas, and removes it through one of the incisions.
- Often patients will need to stay in the hospital overnight. However, some patients can go home the same day.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
|Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy||Open Surgery|
|Hospital Stay||Short stay; 24 hours||Longer stay|
|Blood Transfusion||Minimum to negligible||May be required|
|Scar||No long scar||Long scar|
|Hernia||No risk||High risk|
|Infection Risk||Less risk||High risk|
|Patient with diabetes and high B.P.||Safe||High risk|
|Patient with heart disease||Safe||High risk|