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Nov 01

Benefits and Risks of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most widely recognized and accepted procedure for the surgical removal of the gallbladder. It is done using a camera which is inserted by making an incision in the abdomen. A specialist trained in the procedure performs it.

Dr. Chowbey is amongst the best laparoscopic doctors in Delhi and has been successfully performing the procedure on the patients for many years.

The procedure involves inserting a laparoscope which is like a small thin tube through the incision made in the abdomen. The surgeon is able to view the gallbladder on the television screen and performs the surgery by inserting the other surgical tools through the other incisions.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is advised under following conditions,

• If the patient is suffering from cholangitis
• Recurrent pain and vomiting is disturbing the health of the patient
• In case of any complication such as jaundice and pancreatitis
• A stone obstructing the common bile duct

Benefits of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive procedure and has lesser complications when compared with the open surgical procedure. This is why more and more patients with stones in the gallbladder, are advised for cholecystectomy, even if no symptoms are present, to prevent further complications.

The benefits are as follows,

• The surgery involves small incisions, unlike the open surgery where a large cut is made in the abdomen.
• As the incisions made are small, the patient experiences less pain and recovery is fast.
• The muscles of the abdomen are not incised in the procedure.
• The post-surgical scars are less
• The hospital stay is less i.e. around 5 days, and the patient can resume work early.

Risks Involved With Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Being a less invasive procedure the risks involved in this surgery are very low, but like any other surgical procedure even the best laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery done, can have chances of the following risks,

• Bleeding or infection at the site of surgery, the chances are very rare though.
• Many times the gallbladder removal is not successful by this procedure
• In the case of complication, open surgery has to be performed immediately.
• Nausea and vomiting after the surgery.
• Injury to the nearby blood vessels, bile ducts, or intestine. Injury to the common bile duct can result in jaundice, which if not treated can result in death.

When is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Not Preferred?

There are a few of the instances where laparoscopic surgery is not preferred, such as in a case involving previous surgery of the gallbladder or if you have a tendency to bleed a lot, the doctor might advise an open surgery.

Known well for performing the best gallbladder surgery in Delhi Dr. Chowbey says, an experienced surgeon if meets a condition during the laparoscopic surgery where he encounters an inflamed gallbladder, extensive adhesions from any previous operation, any anatomical abnormality, or any other difficulty he might switch over to the open surgery procedure.

An experienced surgeon, a trained nursing staff and the use of proper equipment are the basic requirements for a successful surgery.

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