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.