Monday, 19 August 2013

Find Out More About Gall Bladder Surgery And What Necessitates It

Scarless Gall Bladder Surgery (or, Cholecystectomy) is performed to remove the gall bladder from the abdomen. Gall bladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits just below the liver. It collects and stores bile (digestive fluid that is produced in the liver). The surgery is performed when a person feels pain from the gall stones that block the flow of bile as well.

The scarless gall bladder surgery is performed by making four small incisions on the stomach, through which a tine camera and special surgical tools are inserted inside the abdomen. In this type of surgery, the patient can return home the same day the surgery is done. And since it is done laparoscopically, the patient feels lesser pain, and resumes his/her normal activities much sooner. These benefits make laparoscopic surgery or minimally invasive surgery a 'preferred surgical method' for countless surgeons across the world.

Scarless gall bladder surgery is a common surgery these days, and carries only a small risk of complications. But make sure you select an experienced surgeon and discuss the post-operative care.

In some cases, the surgeon may choose to make one large incision to remove the gall bladder; this type of surgery is called open gall bladder surgery.