Is gallbladder surgery difficult?
Cholecystectomy can be made difficult by processes that either obscure normal biliary anatomy (eg, acute or chronic inflammation) or operative exposure (eg, obesity or prior upper abdominal surgery). In this topic, we discuss risk factors that could predispose to a difficult gallbladder.
What is laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery?
A cholecystectomy 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. Doctors call this a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In some cases, one large incision may be used to remove the gallbladder.
Can you eat normal after gallbladder surgery?
Most people don’t need to follow a special diet after having surgery to remove their gallbladder, as the gallbladder isn’t essential for digestion. You can usually start eating normally a few hours after your operation, although you’ll probably prefer to eat small meals to start with.
Can a gallbladder be partially removed?
The procedure, partial cholecystectomy, involves leaving in situ part or all of the wall of the gall bladder which lies directly in relation to the liver and/or structures in the porta hepatis.
Is Lap Chole high risk surgery?
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a relatively low-risk procedure and patients with known stable, chronic diseases are unlikely to benefit from any “routine” preoperative laboratory tests. Patients with acute cholecystitis are likely to have abnormal laboratory values compared with those with chronic disease.
How common is Lap Chole?
Abstract: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and across the world. Although the laparoscopic approach is considered safe, complications are still prevalent and occur in 6–8% of patients.