Gall Bladder Laparoscopic Surgery – What to Expect

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, known in medical terms as cholecystectomy, is a minimally invasive surgery wherein small incisions are made in the abdomen and with the help of specialized tools; a diseased or infected gall bladder is removed. In order to see clearly, the abdomen is inflated with air or carbon dioxide by the surgeon. Dr. Amit Agarwal is known for conducting successful Gall bladder laparoscopic surgery in Delhi.

Prior to undergoing the surgery, a special X-Ray called intraoperative cholangiography is done, which shows the anatomy of the bile ducts. Thereafter, a lighted scope attached to a video camera, known as a laparoscope, is inserted into an incision near the belly button. With the help of a video monitor which guides the insertion of surgical instruments into the other incisions, the surgeon removes the gall bladder. The surgery, which is performed after administering general anesthesia to the patient, usually lasts for about two hours or less. No special diets or other precautions are needed after the surgery.

Gall bladder laparoscopic surgery is safe and it effectively gets rid of gallstones located in the gall bladder. The overall risk involved in laparoscopic gall bladder surgery is very low. However, the patient may face any of the possible complications including infection of the incision, internal bleeding, and injury to the small intestine by one of the instruments used during surgery and/or risks of general anesthesia. After the gall bladder surgery, some people face ongoing abdominal symptoms such as pain, bloating, gas and diarrhea. Usually, walking is encouraged as soon as one starts to feel better after the surgery. Full recovery typically takes a week.

If you are looking for the best Gall bladder laparoscopic surgery in Delhi, Dr. Amit Agarwal is one of the finest surgeons. You can connect with him through an appointment.