Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Removal of the Gallbladder) | Macquarie Weight Loss and Surgical Services

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Removal of the Gallbladder)

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Around 1 in 10 adults have gallstones. These begin as small crystals in the gallbladder and grow over time. These stones can cause irritation to the gallbladder, particularly when fat is consumed, causing pain and nausea (biliary colic). The gold standard for gallstone disease is laparoscopic cholecystectomy.Around 1 in 10 adults have gallstones. These begin as small crystals in the gallbladder and grow over time. These stones can cause irritation to the gallbladder, particularly when fat is consumed, causing pain and nausea (biliary colic). The gold standard for gallstone disease is laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Dr Liyanage has vast experience is this procedure and has undertaken many complex gall bladder operations. Where required the surgery is also performed as an open procedure.

The surgery is undertaken with 3 x 5 mm ports and 1 12 mm port and gall bladder is dissected out. The duct of the gallbladder is clamped and the blood supply to gallbladder is clamped and divided and the gall bladder is delivered out in a bag.

You will be discharged from the hospital the next day.

We advice you to refrain from lifting heavy weights for 6-8 weeks to prevent a port site hernia and to cut down fatty foods for about 3 months. at  weeks the surgeon will meet with you and discuss the histology of the gall bladder and discharge your care to the general practitioner.