Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

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Cholecystectomy is a procedure when a gallbladder is removed, most often because of gallstones. Cholecystectomy may be performed as an open or laparoscopic procedure. Laparoscopic treatment is now the gold standard for surgical treatment of gallstones.

Benefits:

  • less pain,
  • faster recovery,
  • shorter hospital stay,
  • better cosmetic effect,
  • minimised risk of infection.

Indications and contraindications

  Indications:
  • symptomatic gallstones
    — 2 episodes of biliary colic in 1 month,
  • chronic cholecystitis,
  • acute cholecystitis,
  • hydrops of gallbladder.
  Contraindications:
  • gallbladder neoplasm,
  • multiple post-surgical adhesions,
  • 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy,
  • inflammation of the pancreas,
  • severe circulatory insufficiency,
  • inflammation of the peritoneum,
  • portal hypertension,
  • cirrhosis and severe coagulation disorders.

Eligibility for the procedure:

The decision on your surgery is taken during a pre-operative visit when a doctor assesses your eligibility, selects the optimum procedure and orders necessary tests.  The decision is made on the basis of test results and your general condition. Then a convenient date is selected.

Before the procedure:

  • One week before the procedure you should have the following blood tests done: full blood count, electrolyte test, coagulation test, blood type, glucose, creatinine, Hbs antigen, ANTI-HCV.
  • If you have other medical conditions, please consult your attending doctors and bring a certificate that there are no contraindications to the surgical procedure.
  • If you are on anticoagulant treatment, you should switch to subcutaneous medications 7 days before the procedure.
  • Consult with the attending doctor whether to take any medications on the day of the procedure.
  • On the day of the surgery you should come to hospital on an empty stomach.

Procedure:

  • The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia.
  • During the laparoscopic procedure 4 incisions are made in the abdominal wall and laparoscopic instruments are inserted (their diameter is between 5 and 10 mm).
  • The procedure lasts from 30 to 60 minutes.

After the procedure:

After laparoscopic cholecystectomy you can return to normal activity, but you should follow these guidelines:

  • Physical exercise should be limited for up to 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • The wound should be rinsed with Octenisept solution every day.
  • Sutures are removed on the 7th day after the procedure.
  • Histopathology results should be collected 14 days after the surgery.

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