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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Laparoscopic surgery is a means of operating through small incisions and trochars using a camera attached to a visualizing scope, with the picture transmitted to a television monitor. Small instruments are used, placed through the trochars, to remove the gallbladder from its attachments with small clips placed on the ...Read more


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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Surgery: Laparoscopic surgery is a means of operating through small incisions and trochars using a camera attached to a visualizing scope, with the picture transmitted to a television monitor. Small instruments are used, placed through the trochars, to remove the gallbladder from its attachments with small clips placed on the bile and artery connections. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Depends: Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one through your belly button if your surgeon is familiar with the approach. ...Read more

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Dad had laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Is there any chance the staples they use come loose at some point in his life?

Surgical clips loose: Dad had laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Is there any chance the staples they use come loose at some point in his life? ANS: Yes but very unlikely to cause problem. But best person to ask is the Dr who did the surgery. So discuss with that Dr. who knows the long term Hx of staples coming loose after surgery using the exact kind of staples they used. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more