Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is generally a safe and effective treatment for problems with gallstones and gallbladder dysfunction.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy involves making 4 ‘keyhole’ incisions in the abdomen to place a camera and working instruments to safely remove the gallbladder. An intraoperative cholangiogram will be performed, this is the injection of a dye to identify the anatomy of the bile ducts and to ensure there are no stones in the main common bile duct. The total time required to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy depends on factors such as your risk of complications, including the presence of existing infections and severe gallbladder disease.
Supporting a healthy recovery
We will provide clear insights into what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. We are also here for you every step of the way, we encourage patients to contact us with any questions or concerns following their treatment. Typically, solid foods will be incorporated gradually and as tolerated. It is also important to keep incisions dry and clean and to avoid activities such as strenuous exercise. It is not uncommon for the treatment site to ache. Muscle aches may be more pronounced when standing for lengthy periods. The pain that you may feel should start to improve each day.
A follow-up at one of our offices will be organised, this will generally for two to four weeks after your procedure.