Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - removing the gallbladder to treat gallstones
Your gallbladder will need to be removed if the gallstones in it cause complications. The presence of gallstones is called cholelithiasis. Doctors may also recommend this type of surgery if you have - biliary dyskinesia, which occurs when the gallbladder doesn’t empty bile correctly due to a defect; pancreatitis or the inflammation of the pancreas is related to gallstones; cholecystitis or bladder inflammation; or choledocholithiasis which occurs when gallstones move to the common bile duct and block it, preventing the gallbladder and rest of the biliary tree from draining.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
We house top of the line laparoscopy and video guided equipment to help our gastroenterologists with superior medical technology to conduct minimally invasive cholecystectomies with ease, upholding patient comfort at all times.
Solutions in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Your doctor will perform a complete physical examination and review your medical history before performing this procedure. This will also help minimize or prevent any risks. Through keyhole incisions in your lower abdomen, your doctor will insert the laparoscope and first locate the damaged gallbladder. With another tool inserted in another incision near the first one, he’ll cut the gallbladder away and remove it through the incision. The incisions will be stitched up with dissolvable sutures. You can go home the next day.
Complexities of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Sometimes you could experience allergic or adverse reaction to anaesthesia or other drugs, infection, blood clots, bleeding, rapid heart rate, injury to the bile duct, liver, or small intestine, or pancreatitis.
Number of cases
We have successfully performed over 6 lakh laparoscopic cholecystectomies.
Infection control protocol
Though you may need to stay briefly in the hospital, we do not compromise on patient safety. Our strict infection control protocol ensures you are comfortable and safe from infections.