Yes. It is called laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Conversion to an open procedure (bigger incision) is done when there are intraoperative complications or technical difficulties, probably 5-10% of the time. Risk of open surgery is increased for higher age (over 60), obesity, long hospital stay or operating time, elevated white blood cell counts, elevated alkaline phosphatase, thick gall bladder wall.
Yes. Cholecystectomy is almost always done laparoscopically. Open operations are less than 5%. The main reasons for open operation are acute cholecystitis with severe inflammation and variations in anatomy that make laparoscopy less safe.
Most is. Almost all gall bladder removals (cholecystectomy) are done through a laparoscope nowadays - the complication rate is 2%. Less than 5% are converted to open procedures. Scarring from previous surgery or infection, xs bleeding or difficult anatomy are the usual causes. Check out this site for details: http://www. Surgery. Usc. Edu/divisions/tumor/pancreasdiseases/web%20pages/biliary%20system/laparosc.
Girlfriend had gall bladder surgery on august 27 and having pain on her side still where the incisions was at what could be causing the pain?
Infection, adhesions. She should see her surgeon as soon as possible. She may have an infection, adhesions or wound that didn't close properly.
Many things. Best is to see surgeon to re-evaluate. Difficult to say exactly what is the cause of the pain unless it is looked at.
I had gall bladder surgery in February and now six months later I have itchy bell button by incision and dark red. Cause for concern?
Concern. Yes! Please set up an appointment to see the doctor who did your surgery.
If you diet. Typically you do not lose weight after gall bladder surgery. You can take the opportunity to make a lifestyle change to go along with your new pain-free, nausea-free state after gall bladder surgery. Clean, healthy eating & exercise always work.
My girlfriend had gall bladder surgery on august 27 and she is still having paing in her side what could be causing the pain?
See the surgeon. While this is likely to be normal postoperative pain, she should see her surgeon for an exam, and determination whether to order any blood tests or imaging studies to check for a bile leak.
Please Clarify. The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter.