Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic , mini-invasive procedure – golden standard for

treatment of gallbladder stone disease

About the procedure:
The presence of stones in your gallbladder, frequently pain attacks, located in the
right hypochondrium
Why should I remove my gallbladder?
Already formed, the gallbladder stones are condition for inflammation, even risk of
malignant transformation. The stones can migrate through cystic duct to common
bile duct and can induce mechanical jaundice and episodes of acute pancreatitis.

What is the procedure?
General anaesthesia is required. The instruments are inserted into the abdominal
cavity through 10 and 5 mm. wide trocars. Usually 3 or 4 incisions are used.
There’s a technique with only one incision, located in the umbilicus – Single
Incision Cholecystectomy.
The gallbladder is removed through the umbilical incision.
From 2 to 5 days (usually the patient is discharged on the 1 st postoperative day)
Operating time:
– from 30 minutes to 2 hours, according to the intraoperative finding
Advantages of the procedure:
– painless, faster recovery, small scars, small percentage of postoperative hernias