Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic

Cholecystectomy - laparoscopic; Surgery - gallbladder - laparoscopic

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is surgery to remove the gallbladder using a medical device called a laparoscope.

Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver. It stores and concentrates the bile produced in the liver. Bile is released from the gallbladder in response to food, especially fats, in the upper small intestine.

Gallbladder anatomy

The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver. It stores and concentrates the bile produced in the liver.

Incision

Laparoscopic surgery is a surgical technique in which short, narrow tubes (trochars) are inserted into the abdomen through small (less than one centimeter) incisions. Through these trochars, long, narrow instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses these instruments to manipulate, cut, and sew tissue.

Description

Why the Procedure Is Performed

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Outlook (Prognosis)