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Gall Bladder Surgery > The Operation Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the medical term for removing the gallbladder using keyhole surgery. In Australia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been performed for many years with Dr Clement Tsang having extensive experience with this revolutionary technique.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia, so the patient is asleep throughout the procedure. The surgeon enters the abdomen in the area of the belly-button using a laparoscope (a tiny telescope) connected to a special camera. The camera is inserted through a cannula, giving the surgeon a magnified view of the patient's internal organs on a television screen. Other cannulas are inserted which allows your surgeon to delicately separate the gallbladder from its attachments and then remove it through one of the openings.

Many surgeons perform an X-ray, called a cholangiogram, to identify stones, which may be located in the bile channels and to insure that structures have been identified. If the surgeon finds one or more stones in the common bile duct, they may remove them with a special scope or may choose to have them removed later through a second minimally invasive procedure, or may convert to an open operation in order to remove all the stones during the operation.

After the surgeon removes the gallbladder, the small incisions are closed with a stitch or two or with a small piece of surgical tape.

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