With decades of experience, Hande provides quality and affordable gallbladder surgery in Chennai via laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy) for gall stone disease is a well-established procedure. A telescope is introduced via the umbilical port after insufflating the abdomen with carbon dioxide. A camera is attached to the telescope and the intra-abdominal contents are visualized in a monitor.
Various long instruments are introduced via other ports and the cystic duct (duct of the gall bladder) and cystic duct are isolated and cut after clipping them as shown in the video above. After making sure there is no bleeding, the ports are removed and the wounds are closed with one or two stitches.
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Why Laparoscopy for Gallbladder Removal?
There are distinct advantages when the gall bladder is removed laparoscopically. A long incision is avoided; stay in hospital is shorter; one can get back to normal life much faster – these are some of the advantages. However, there are a few instances when one may not succeed in performing the surgery laparoscopically.
In such instances, your surgeon may decide to convert the surgery into a conventional open surgery. However such instances fortunately are rare.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) for gall stone disease, Laparoscopic Appendectomy (removal of the appendix), Laparoscopic adhesiolysis (removal of intestinal adhesions), and also Laparoscopic Gynecological procedures (Hysterectomy – Removal of the Uterus) and Laparoscopic Hernia repair are regularly performed at Hande Hospital. The greatest advantage is for the patient.
Check out the video of gallbladder surgery in Chennai (performed at Hande).
What is Laparoscopic surgery?
In laparoscopic surgery, a telescope is introduced into the abdominal cavity via the umbilicus after the cavity has been inflated with carbon dioxide. A video camera is connected to the telescope and so, what is inside the abdominal cavity is visualized on the monitor screen.
Additional punctures are made as and where required and watching the monitor screen various surgeries are performed. With advanced and modern facilities, Hande provides the best gallbladder surgery in Chennai.
Advantages Over Conventional Surgery
- All the morbidity and pain associated with a long scar is avoided.
- In fact, in most instances the patient should be up and about performing normal day to day activities within two or three days of surgery.
- Cosmetically also there is no disfigurement.
- The surgical scar is hardly visible unlike in conventional surgery.
- The cost is almost the same as in conventional surgery.
Can gallbladder surgery always be performed laparoscopically?
No. There may be instances where a procedure has been started using the laparoscope but may have to be reverted to the traditional open method. If for example the anatomy is unusual or the disease is such, a surgeon may abandon the laparoscopic method and perform the surgery by opening the abdomen. Patients should always be told that this is a possibility.
What are the Possible Complications
In about one week, you will likely be able to return to your normal activities. There are complications when you receive medical treatment or afterward. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is very successful. Most patients have no complications.
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), is not prone to complications. These complications can include bleeding, infection, bleeding in the surgery area, and hernias. A hernia occurs when your gut (or other tissue) bulges through the muscle that covers it.
It is important to know that surgery can cause injury to other parts of the body. Although it is unlikely, it is possible. The gallbladder surgery can cause damage to nearby areas, such as the common bile duct (colon), large intestines (colon), or small intestine. If this happens, you might need to have another procedure. After gallbladder surgery, it is possible for bile to leak into the abdomen.
Gallbladder surgery is rare and most complications are very rare. Ask your surgeon if you have any concerns about possible complications.
Advantages of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
- Smaller Incision
- Less pain than after open surgery
- Quicker recovery than open surgery