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A 35-year-old female asked:

Abdominoplasty 9 years ago (lots of scar tissue around/in my navel area); need my gallbladder out now. can they do lap, or do i need open surgery?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Boardman
General Surgery 26 years experience
Laparoscopy OK: Abdominoplasty is a soft tissue operation. You will have some scarring in the skin and fat underneath but that should not prevent an attempt at a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However it is important to understand that any attempted laparoscopy may not be successful and still may require an open operation.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No way ti answer since we CAN not examine your abdomen....
Oct 28, 2015
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It should not prevent a lap, but only the surgeon performing your gallbladder procedure can truly answer your question based on an examination.
Dec 1, 2018
Last updated Dec 1, 2018

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