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 answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2018
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