Lap Cholecystectomy

Lap Cholecystectomy treatment in Sarjapur Road

A Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a small pear-shaped organ in the abdomen called the gall bladder. Lap Cholecystectomy treatment in Sarjapur Road is a procedure in which a small tube-like device called a laparoscope is inserted into the body to perform the surgery. The device enables surgeons to perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the gall bladder. The procedure only involves a few small incisions in the abdomen, and you can go home on the same day and return to normal activities a few weeks later. 

What is the gall bladder? 

The gall bladder is a small organ located in the abdomen, and it connects to the digestive system and stores the bile juice secreted by the liver. The body needs bile juice to digest fat, and the gall bladder helps by releasing bile when needed. 

When is a gall bladder removal recommended?

Sometimes a chemical imbalance in the bile juices causes it to harden into gallstones. These stones can block the bile duct and cause severe pain. While gallstones are fairly common in many people, it rarely leads to symptoms or complications. When gallstones cause problems such as sudden and intense abdominal pain or sickness, doctors advise having the organ removed. Since the gall bladder is not an essential organ, it can be removed without complications. 

What happens during lap Cholecystectomy? 

The laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is performed under general anaesthesia, and the surgery proceeds in the following ways, 

  • A small incision is made above the navel, and a laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen. The cavity is filled with carbon dioxide gas to improve visibility and increase the ease of the procedure.

  • Additional incisions are made for the tools to access the bladder and perform the procedure. 

  • The gall bladder is removed and pulled out of the abdomen.

  • The incisions are then stitched with surgical clips, stitches or glue. 

Recovering from Cholecystectomy

Since a laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, it is possible for you to go home on the same day if there are no other complications. In about two or three days, you will be able to walk normally and perform simple routine tasks. You can also return to work in a week and get started on mild exercise in a month. 

Living without a gall bladder

It is possible to live a perfectly healthy life without a gall bladder. The only difference is that instead of storing the bile juice secreted by the liver, the body continuously drips it into the digestive system. It is possible to return to your normal diet in a few weeks; however, if you find that certain foods make you feel bloated, it's best to avoid them. Consult with a team of experts at Manipal Hospitals. 

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