What is Gall Bladder Surgery?
We believe that gallstones should be operated in all patients fit for anaesthesia. Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is now the 'Gold standard' for treating gallstones.
The two types of surgical options available for gallstone treatment are:
- Open Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) surgery
- Laparoscopic Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) surgery
In a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, the surgeon makes few tiny incisions in the abdomen and inserts surgical instruments and a miniature telescope with a mounted video camera into the abdomen. The surgeon removes the gallbladder through one of the incisions.
Why Laparoscopic surgery over open surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is less painful and has fewer complications as the abdominal muscles are not cut. The recovery is faster and the patients are mobile within a few hours after the surgery and may be discharged on the same day of the surgery. The cosmetic results are excellent as compared to an Open surgery.
What is a gallbladder stone slips into the Common Bile Duct (CBD)?
Slippage of the gallbladder stone(s) in the CBD may cause pain or jaundice or both. This may require an Endoscopy (ERCP) for removal which should preferable be done before the surgery.