Cholecystectomy Cholecystectomy


Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Cholecystectomy is the common treatment option for gallstones, cholecystitis, and other gall bladder conditions. Cholecystectomy is a relatively safe procedure and mostly a planned surgery, not an emergency. 

How and why is it done?

There are two types of surgical procedures, open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Depending on the patient’s overall health, age, and condition, the surgeon discusses the options of choosing the procedure. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the most opted surgical procedure due to its many advantages over conventional methods such as shorter incisions, less tissue damage, less bleeding, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a gallbladder burst?

It is possible for the gallbladder to rupture in a condition known as a gallbladder perforation. Known as acute cholecystitis is a life-threatening condition. Perforation of the gallbladder can cause a generalized infection of the abdomen called sepsis.

Can a person live without a gallbladder?

You can lead a perfectly normal life without a gallbladder. Your liver will still make enough bile to digest your food, but instead of being stored in the gallbladder, it drips continuously into your digestive system.

What will happen after gallbladder removal?

You can expect to live a perfectly normal life after gallbladder surgery but may experience temporary side effects related to the way your digestive system processes fatty foods. These symptoms may include loose stools or diarrhoea, bloating, cramping, and excess gas in response to meals or certain foods.