The gallbladder, usually neglected organ in our body, plays a vital role in the digestive system. It is connected to the liver and intestines through bile ducts. |
The gallbladder stores a fluid called ‘bile’ that supports the digestion of food. Mainly, bile is essential to digest fats.
At the time of the digestive process, the bile moves from the bladder to the intestine.
Sometimes, the gallbladder needs to be removed if there are severe issues like Cancer or stones.
If not done, then there could be severe implications for the digestive system.
Several procedures are used for the removal of the gallbladder, and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is one of the minimally invasive and relatively safe procedure.
What is it all about?
As the medical science has advanced, several simple yet effective surgical processes exist today. Does it depend on the suitability and affordability of the case which one is used by the surgeons?
As far as Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is concerned, it is the removal of gallbladder using an ultra-thin lighted scope inserted in the body through the belly region.
A keyhole incision is done to insert the thin instrument. It contains a powerful camera that displays the internal organs on the screen in front of the surgeon.
He uses the monitor to see the internal organs while performing the surgery using specialized tools. The operation is performed under the general anesthesia, and it is totally painless.
It takes very less time to perform the operation, and the effect of the anesthesia lasts around two hours.
Once the bladder is removed, the bile created by the liver flows to the intestine directly through the bile duct.
The body can’t store the bile anymore.
Recovering after surgery
Since it is a minimally invasive surgery, the recovery is speedy. Hardly there are some complications or issues.
Sometimes, patients are advised to stay overnight for observation.
Most of the patients can drink or eat next day.
Some restrictions are thereafter removing the gallbladder. Doctors explain everything in a detailed manner to the patient.
Minor pain in the abdomen or shoulders may happen, but it goes down in a day or two. The reason for this pain is the inflation of the abdomen during the surgery.
Some patients complain about diarrhea after the surgery.
Normal activities can be resumed after one week. Strenuous exercises are prohibited for a few months. Overall, it is an effective and simple procedure that resolves issues related to the gallbladder.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the simple and safe procedure of removing the gallbladder using the laparoscopic method.
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