GALL BLADDER SURGERY

Gall bladder surgery (cholecystectomy) removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small cuts (incisions) in the abdomen. The surgeon inflates your abdomen with air or carbon dioxide in order to see clearly.The surgeon inserts a lighted scope attached to a video camera (laparoscope) into one incision near the belly button. The surgeon then uses a video monitor as a guide while inserting surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove your gall bladder.

Before the surgeon removes the galbladder,we may have a special X-ray procedure which shows the anatomy of bile ducts.Patient will need general anesthesia for this surgery, which usually lasts 2 hours or less.After surgery, bile flows from the liver (where it is made) through the common bile duct and into the small intestine. Because the gallbladder has been removed, the body can no longer store bile between meals. In most people, this has little or no effect on digestion.