Can the stomach & pancreas be seen during laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Front only. Only the front surface of the stomach can be seen during a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. To see the pancreas would require more extensive dissection between the colon and the stomach.
Yes and No. The front of the stomach can usually be easily seen during gallbladder removal. The pancreas and back side of stomeach could also be seen laparoscopically, but that would require more extensive dissection that would add risk to the procedure.
Stomach. During laparoscopic surgery of the gallbladder, parts of the anterior wall of the stomach and a little of the duodenum may be seen. The pancreas is in the retroperitoneum and would not be normally seen during gallbladder surgery.

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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. Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

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...
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. Read more...

How long do I have to wait to have sex after laparoscopic gallbladder removal? It's been 12 days since surgery, thanks.

Ask your surgeon. Although I'd be tempted to guess you're getting close, the answer mostly depends on the details of your particular surgery. You really need to check with your surgeon to be sure. Enjoy. Read more...