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Is it true that obese people cannot have a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

NO. I concur with dr tsai. Weight in and of itself is generally not contraindication to minimally invasive approaches to surgery. Patients with extremes of weight may be at increased risk of wound complications from open/larger incision approaches. The choice of surgical approach is one that should be based on complete review of risk factors and determination of safest and best risk/benefit ratio.

6 days ago I had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal. When can I have sex?

What do I tell. My patients, how ever good you fee after surgery l, 3 wk that is the time needed to form collagen tissue, that hold the tissue to near normal state for any surgical procedure.
When you feel ready. The advantage of laparoscopic surgery of any kind, including gallbladder removal, is the speedier recovery compared to comparable open procedures for the same problem. My recommendation is, when your comfort level allows you to, you can resume normal activity, including sex. You may have some discomfort after the activity, but there are no incisions to heal, hence you can do no harm.

I have had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 25 days ago? When can I start doing exercises such as situps?

Now. After uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy, most of the patients resume fully actvity in 3 wk, s.
6 weeks. The belly button wound can develop a hernia if you do strenuous abdominal exercise too early after surgery. If you are malnourished or taking immunosuppressive meds such as steroids you should avoid abdominal straining for longer, up to 12 weeks.
Instructions. Each patient is different. However, it is important that you discuss with your surgeon his/her instructions. He/she will have more intimate knowledge of your specific case and be able to provide you guidance for safely increasing your activity.

What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Often not much. Although there is always pain after any surgical procedure, patients often go home the same day after laproscopic gall bladder removal with oral pain medication. Many patients proclaim that they didn't realize how bad they felt with their sick gall bladder until they were better!
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.

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.
Small incisions. Laparoscopic means performing a surgery through small holes and us.

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - is it a lot better than the old way?

Yes. Unquestionably. Occasionally it cannot be done that way however, depending on the situation.
In general YES. In general yes. Based on years of surgical information, the standard of care is minimally invasive/laparoscopic approach for gallbladder removal. As in all surgical treatment, the best surgical approach/technique (open vs minimally invasive) must be considered carefully.

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.
Usually 4. There are usually 4 scars for a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. One, hidden in the belly-button, and three other ones - one below your breast bone and 2 under your ribs on the right.