Laparoscopy (Key whole) Cholecystectomy Surgery.

Lap chole is good standard procedure for Gall Stone Disease

What is a Laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure in which the doctor removes your gallbladder. This procedure uses several small incisions instead of one large one.
A laparoscope, a narrow tube with a camera, is inserted through one incision. This allows your doctor to see your gallbladder on a TV screen. Your gallbladder is then removed through one of the small incisions.

When is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy used?

The procedure is used when you have stones in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder stores bile, a fluid made by your liver. Bile helps to digest fat in the foods you eat. Gallstones can block the flow of bile in your digestive system. This blockage can cause bloating, nausea, vomiting and pain in your abdomen, shoulder, back or chest. Gallstones can also block the ducts which channel the bile from the liver of gallbladder to the intestine. Gallstones can cause the gallbladder to become infected. A blockage in the common bile duct can cause jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes) or irritate the pancreas.

What happens during the surgery?

A general anaesthesia is given to relax your muscles, prevent pain and help you fall asleep. Your abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide, a harmless gas. The laparoscope is then inserted through an incision in your navel, so your doctor can look inside.
Other instruments are then inserted through additional small incisions. Your gallbladder is removed through one of these incisions.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

  • Shorter hospital stay 1 – 2 days.
  • Quick recoveries
  • Minimal pain