Cholecystectomy (Gallstone removal Surgery): What is it?

The procedure to remove your gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

Under your liver is a tiny organ called the gallbladder. It is on your belly or abdomen’s upper right side. Bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver, is kept in the gallbladder.

The gallbladder can be removed surgically in 2 ways:

Open (classic) approach: A single cut (incision) measuring 4 to 6 inches long is made in the upper right side of your abdomen using this technique. The gallbladder is recognized by the surgeon, who removes it through the incision.

Laparoscopic procedure: This procedure makes 3 to 4 incredibly tiny incisions. It utilizes a laparoscope, a long, thin tube. A tiny video camera and surgical equipment are inside the tube. Through the incisions, the tube, camera, and tools are inserted. While operating, the surgeon watches a monitor. One of the incisions is used to remove the gallbladder.

When do you need a cholecystectomy (Gallstone removal Surgery)?

A cholecystectomy may be done if your gallbladder:

  • consists of lumps of solid material (gallstones).
  • is diseased, red, or swollen (inflamed) (cholecystitis).
  • is cancerous.

Gallbladder issues may result in discomfort that:

  • is typically on your upper belly’s right side or midsection.
  • may persist or deteriorate after a large meal.
  • occasionally feel fuller than hurt.
  • possibly felt in your back and at the right shoulder blade’s tip.
  • other symptoms could include chills, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

The signs of gallbladder issues often resemble those of other medical conditions. To be certain, always consult a gastroenterologist.

Gallstone Removal by Open Method Surgery

  • There will be an incision. The right side of your abdomen may have the incision slanting under your ribs. It could also be created in the upper portion of your abdomen.
  • Your gallbladder is taken out.
  • Occasionally, the incision may receive one or more drains. This enables the discharge of fluids or pus.

Gallstone Removal by Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Around 3-4 incisions will be made in your abdomen. Your abdomen will be injected with carbon dioxide gas to cause swelling. This makes it simple to observe the gallbladder and other surrounding organs.
  • An incision will be made to insert the laparoscope. Your gallbladder will be removed using surgical tools inserted through the other incisions.
  • The tools and laparoscope are taken out after the procedure is complete. Through the incisions, carbon dioxide gas is released. Your body will re-absorb the majority of it.

Home care after Gallstone Surgery

It’s crucial to keep the incision clean and dry after you get home. You’ll receive particular bathing instructions from your laparoscopic surgeon. If surgical stitches are applied, they will be removed during a subsequent office visit.

Your abdominal muscles and the incision may hurt, especially after extended periods of standing. If there is any carbon dioxide gas left in your abdomen after a laparoscopic procedure, you can have pain. This discomfort could linger for a few days. Gradually, youwill feel a little bit better.

Take the painkiller that your laparoscopic surgeon has prescribed. Make sure to only take medications that your laparoscopic surgeon has prescribed.

In general, walking and minimal movement are acceptable. But you should stay away from demanding exercise. Your laparoscopic surgeon will let you know when you can resume your normal activities and return to work.

If you experience any of the following, contact your provider.

  • chills or a fever.
  • redness, swollen area around the incision, bleeding, or other drainages.
  • more discomfort near the incision.
  • your skin or the whites of your eyes become yellow (jaundice).
  • cramps, swelling, or pain in the stomach or abdomen.
  • no gas or bowel movement for three days.

Gallstone removal at Orchid Medical Centre.

Gallstones can cause severe discomfort. The gallbladder is removed during laparoscopic Gallstone removal which also stops gallstones from recurring. In just a few weeks, the majority of patients fully recover from the minimally invasive surgery. Orchid Medical Centre has one of the best teams of Laparoscopic surgeons in Ranchi. For gallstone removal treatment in Ranchi consult our Laparoscopic surgeon today.

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