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Laparoscopic Gall bladder surgery – Gall bladder stones

Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery - Gall bladder stones

Laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder is Lap chole: A small organ attached to the liver, the gallbladder stores bile used to digest fats. It works unnoticed unless it makes itself known with sharp, unrelenting pain.. “The patient might feel epigastric pain, pain in the upper central abdomen; they might experience chest pain. Many people have pain that shoots into the back and some people have pain that shoots up to the right shoulders." Caused by gallstones on the move, it doesn’t take long for sufferers to take action- their sudden symptoms usually lead them to the emergency room.

The gallbladder is something we can live without. “Your body does very nicely without the gallbladder. The bile, instead of coming out in a big gush after a meal, now drips in steadily all day long. And the digestion is essentially normal – unchanged. When stones form they are kind of a time bomb. They are sitting there potentially a problem. Once they become a problem and symptomatic, it’s probably time to get the gallbladder out.” Once the gallbladder gets your attention- you may be best served to remove it, before it becomes a constant pain in the gut.

Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the minimally invasive procedure (MIP), sometimes called a 'lap chole', begins with the insertion of four trocar devices, allowing the surgeon to see inside the abdomen without making a large incision. Carbon dioxide (co2) is pumped into the abdominal cavity to make it easier to have the proper view of the gallbladder and other intra abdominal organs. Next, viewing through the laparoscope, use two surgical instruments to grasp the gallbladder while a third severs the cystic duct. After the gallbladder is removed proper wash is done using normal saline. Open gallbladder surgery is done in more complicated cases. A large incision allows the surgeon to look directly at the organ as he or she performs the procedure. Gallbladder surgery recovery time is shorter when the operation is done laparoscopically, and there's also a shorter hospital stay. Many patients, furthermore, prefer laparoscopic surgery for cosmetic reasons.

Recovery

Some people who have gallbladder surgery say they-they don't feel much different for a while. In fact, post gallbladder surgery recovery is often characterized by the same symptoms that made an operation necessary in the first place. This is known as post cholecystectomy syndrome, or "after gallbladder removal syndrome." Up to 40% of people who undergo gallbladder removal will feel discomfort after surgery for months or even years. This happens because bile may still back up in the bile duct (which has not been removed). So the best course of action is to make lifestyle changes so your gallbladder is in less danger. Although such lifestyle changes are not always possible, if you eat responsibly, there will probably never be a need to have your gallbladder removed. Eating responsibly means eating a lot of fruit, vegetables, and certain varieties of rice, grains, and beans. The more cholesterol you put into your gallbladder, the more you raise the risk that you'll need gallbladder removal surgery sometime in the future.

 

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