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Cholecystectomy- Removal Of Gallbladder

A cholecystectomy is a surgical technique to eliminate your gallbladder — a pear-shaped organ that sits just beneath your liver on the upper right side of your mid-region. Your gallbladder collects and stores bile — a digestive liquid delivered in your liver.

A cholecystectomy is a typical surgery, and it carries just a small risk of complications. Much of the time, you can return home the same day of your cholecystectomy.

A cholecystectomy is most regularly performed by inserting a minuscule camcorder and special surgical tools through four small incisions to see inside your mid-region and eliminate the gallbladder. Doctors consider this a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In some cases, one enormous incision might be used to eliminate the gallbladder. This is called an open cholecystectomy.

Why Is It Needed?

A cholecystectomy is most usually performed to treat gallstones and the complications they cause. The doctor will recommend cholecystectomy if you have:  

  • Gallstones in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis)
  • Gallstones in the bile conduit (choledocholithiasis)
  • Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis)
  • Enormous gallbladder polyps
  • Pancreas inflammation (pancreatitis) because of gallstones

Risky Factors

Some risky factors include:

  • Spilling of the bile
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection in the Gallbladder
  • Injury to close structures, such as the bile tube, liver and small intestine
  • Risks of general anesthesia, such as blood clots and pneumonia

Your risk of complications depends on your general wellbeing and the reason for your cholecystectomy.

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