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GALLBLADDER REMOVAL

PREPARING FOR A LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy  is a surgery to remove the gallbladder . The Gallbladder is a small organ that helps with digestion but is not necessary. The surgery is performed by using a scope, to go through the naval and with hollow tubes called ports. If your surgeon is not able to use the scope it will be done through a larger incision . The Gallbladder will freed from the liver, bile duct , and surrounding arteries. 

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance Card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to the procedure

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes

  • Surgery time about 1 hour

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Specimen taken to the laboratory by the patient

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • This procedure may relieve or prevent infection, inflammation, and/or pain from the stones of blockage of the bile duct.

 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Pain, numbness, swelling or scaring where tissue is cut

  • The gas used in the laparoscopic procedure to inflate the abdomen may become trapped in tissues. Gas in the bloodstream can dangerously affect blood flow and heart function

  • Retained stones on bile ducts

  • Embolism can block a blood vessel; this can lead to stroke, pulmonary embolism

  • You may need additional test or treatment 

  • Bleeding. you may need blood transfusions or other treatments 

  • Damage to bile duct or nearby structures 

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician