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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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Why is laparoscopic cholecystectomy done?

It is a minimally invasive surgery done to remove the gall bladder when there is inflammation, obstruction, gall stones or suspected cancer.

How is the procedure done?

  • The mid abdomen is punctured at five points to facilitate the entry of the endoscope with a camera and other laparoscopic surgery tools. 
  • The artery and duct connecting to the gall bladder are sealed and the gall bladder is separated from the liver. 
  • The bile and stones are suctioned out from the gall bladder after which the gallbladder is removed through one of the incisions.
  • The incisions are closed either by stitches or surgical tape.
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