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Cholecystectomy

Overview
Overview

A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that the doctor uses to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located just below the liver on the upper right side of the abdomen. 

The gallbladder collects and stores bile which is a digestive fluid produced in the liver. Cholecystectomy is a common surgical procedure that carries fewer risks of complications.

Why is it done?
Why is it done?

A cholecystectomy is most commonly done to treat gallstones and the complications they cause. The doctor may recommend this surgical procedure if you have:

How is it done?
How is it done?

A cholecystectomy is usually done on an outpatient basis. However, in some cases, the patient might need to stay at the hospital depending on the condition of the patient and the need for this surgical procedure.

Generally, a cholecystectomy is done under the influence of general anaesthesia and the following processes are followed.

Open or Traditional Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

After completion of the surgery, the incisions are closed with stitches or surgical staples and the gallbladder is sent to a lab for testing. After that, a sterile bandage or dressing or adhesive strips is used to cover the wounds.

Risks of cholecystectomy
Risks of cholecystectomy

A cholecystectomy carries a small risk of complications that may include the following:-

The risk of complications depends on the age and overall health of the patient and the reason for cholecystectomy.