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What the heck is clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What the heck is clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

A gimmick: There are many ways to do a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Instead of using metal clips to divide the duct going into the gallbladder, you can divide the cystic duct and then tie it with a suture or with an energy source. No real advantage over using clips (and the energy source may be more expensive and less reliable! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


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What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Gallbladder removal: Cholecystectomy means removal of the gallbladder. It can be done either open (the way we've done it for over a hundred years with a long incision under the rib cage), or laparoscopically (through small incisions using different instruments to get the job done). We generally do it laparoscopically if possible, and reserve the open approach for when we it's not safe to do via the scope. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic ileostomy take down?

What is a laparoscopic ileostomy take down?

Laparoscopic: Surgery is minimally invasive surgery through 3-4 small incisions using special lighting, camera & small instruments to perform an abdominal surgery. In this case to remove a person's ileostomy and bag and repair or reconnect the small intestines internally. Would be done under full general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the purpose of performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Please help! what is the purpose of performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

To drain the GB: Sometimes the gallbladder is very swollen and tense. This makes it hard to grasp, hold, and retract. Sometimes we have to drain the bile out of the gallbladder so we can grasp hold of it with the instruments. A long needle is inserted through on of the trocars and the bile is aspirated into a syringe. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopic surgery?

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Minimally invasive.: In the laparoscopic surgery technique multiple 0.5-1 centimeter incisions are made in various areas of a patient's abdomen. A thin camera and operating instruments are then placed in access ports through the incisions, allowing surgeons to complete procedures which would have required much larger incisions in the past. This has led to smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic pyelolithotomy?

What is a laparoscopic pyelolithotomy?

Here it is...: a "mini-invasive" procedure to remove kidney stones by opening up renal pelvis under direct vision of telescope through 3-4 small openings of abdominal wall. More? Ask the laparoscopic surgeons. ...Read more

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How is a laproscopic insicision made in the belly button? Having surgery for appendix but my navel is tiny, how will this proceudre be done?

How is a laproscopic insicision made in the belly button? Having surgery for appendix but my navel is tiny, how will this proceudre be done?

Ask your surgeon: I would ask your surgeon. I like to place my incision just below the belly button, but i know surgeons that don't use this area at all and prefer to use a right upper quadrant incision. ...Read more

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What is the reason for performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Imaging: A cholecystostomy is not a routine part of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure. In some cases, this may be done to place a catheter for cholangiogram (visualize bile ducts with contrast). It may also be done to extract a particularly large stone or otherwise assist the surgeon in removal of the gallbladder itself. ...Read more

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What is the relevant anatomy in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the relevant anatomy in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Triangle of Calot: The critical steps involved with gallbladder surgery include identification of the duct that connects the gallbladder(gb) to the bile duct (the cystic duct), clipping it closed; id and clipping the blood supply to the gb, and; separation of the gallbladder from the liver. Of all these maneuvers, the most critical is the first--we call this area the triangle of calot. ...Read more

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Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy. Patient is now having issues.

Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy.  Patient is now having issues.

Accidental: Known complication of laparoscopic surgery. There are several kinds of issues, and she should follow with a vascular surgeon if the findings are vascular. The general, surgeon has knowledge and interest in her full recovery. ...Read more

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What is the anatomy involved in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the anatomy involved in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Check this out: If you are interested in seeing true anatomy and are not squeamish - check this site for a very detailed answer to your question - http://www.Anatomyguy.Com/laparoscopic-cholecystectomy/ enjoy. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopic hysterectomy like?

What is laparoscopic hysterectomy like?

Better than open: Laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed when vaginal hysterectomy may be very difficult and one wants to avoid a major open surgery. This typically rquires 3 or 4 small incisions in the abdomen. You may go home the same day or stay in the hospital overnight. Your recovery will be significantly faster comapred to abdominal route. Open abdomial hysterectomy is rarely necessary today. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time on gall bladder surgery?

What is the recovery time on gall bladder surgery?

Depends: With a laparoscopic approach, many surgeons will do the procedure as an outpatient or just an overnight stay. In complicated cases or an open procedure, that changes according to the situation. After a straightforward case, i usually tell people to take 3-4 days off and no strenuous activity for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the differ between laproscopic cholesytectomy and open cholesytectomy?

What is the differ between laproscopic cholesytectomy and open cholesytectomy?

How it's done.: The difference is that open cholecystectomy is done through a large incision in the abdominal wall using direct visualization and hand held instruments , while laparoscopic cholecystectomy is done through a much smaller set of incisions, using a fiber optic scope and remote instruments. Typically, laparoscopic surgery results in patients having shorter recovery times. ...Read more

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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery. ...Read more

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What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more

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