Procedure of surgery:
The surgeon makes an incision near your belly button and inserts a small device called a port. The port creates an opening that your surgeon can use to fill the abdomen with gas. This creates space to do the operation. Next, they insert a small camera through the port. The camera shows the surgery on a screen in the operating room. Once the surgeon can see clearly, they put in more ports to insert long, narrow instruments. Finally, they gently disconnect your gallbladder and take it out through one of the incisions. Most operations need 3 or 4 incisions, but some have more.
Surgeon might use a surgical robot to do your operation. It is done the same way as the description above. Your doctor guides the robot instead of guiding the instruments by hand.
Complications of laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) do not happen often. They can include bleeding, infection in the surgery area, hernias, blood clots, and heart problems. A hernia is when a small amount of your gut (intestine) or other tissue bulges through the muscles that cover it.Most complications from gallbladder surgery are rare, which means they almost never happen.
You can probably go home the day you have your surgery, or you might stay in the hospital overnight. You need to be able to drink liquids before you go home.
Pain at the incision sites and in your abdomen is common. You might also have pain in your shoulders. This is from the air put into your abdomen during the operation. The shoulder pain should go away in 24 to 48 hours. Be sure to call your surgeon or family doctor if you have any of problems below.
- Fever over 101 degrees F (38.5 C)
- Severe pain or swelling in the belly
- Yellow skin (jaundice)
- Feeling sick to your stomach or throwing up (nausea or vomiting) – Call your doctor if you cannot eat or drink.
- Blood or pus coming from any of the small cuts in the surgery area – Or redness that spreads or gets worse.
- Pain that your medicines do not help
- Breathing problems or a cough that does not get better.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is a boon for mankind. The advancement in medical science saves the patient from enormous risk and pain . The family and loved ones are saved a lot of stress and fear.