Gall Stone/ Gall bladder removal(Cholecystectomy)

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Gall bladder removal (Cholecystectomy)

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. This is called an open cholecystectomy.

Gallbladder removal is a surgery to take out a small organ called the gallbladder. Another name for gallbladder removal is cholecystectomy. If your gallbladder causes problems, you may have surgery to remove it. You may need to make some minor changes to your diet after a cholecystectomy. But you can live well without your gallbladder.

Who needs to have their gallbladder removed?

People who have gallstones may need gallbladder removal. Gallstones are small, pebble-like deposits that build up in your gallbladder. Gallstones are typically made of bile byproducts called cholesterol or bilirubin. The stones usually form because of an imbalance in the substances that create bile.

Some people don’t feel gallstones or know they have them. Sometimes, gallstones block the flow of bile and affect your pancreas (pancreatitis) or gallbladder (cholecystitis). You may have:

  • Abdominal pain, especially in the upper right part of your belly.
  • Jaundice (yellowish skin or yellowing in the whites of your eyes).
  • Nausea and vomiting.

What happens during open cholecystectomy?

During an open cholecystectomy, your surgeon:

  • Makes one incision underneath your ribs.
  • Uses surgical tools to remove your gallbladder.
  • Closes the incision with stitches.

What happens after gallbladder removal?

After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, you usually return home the same day. You may have to stay in the hospital for a day or two after open surgery.

Someone needs to drive you home after gallbladder removal surgery. If you return home the same day as the operation, you should have someone stay with you for 24 hours.

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