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Gall Bladder Surgery > What are the risks of Gallbladder surgery?

While there are risks associated with any kind of operation, the vast majority of laparoscopic gallbladder patient’s experience few or no complications and quickly return to normal activities. It is important to remember that before undergoing any type of surgery whether laparoscopically or using the open technique you should ask your surgeon about their training and experience.

Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy are infrequent, but include bleeding, infection, pneumonia, blood clots, or heart problems. Unintended injury to adjacent structures such as the common bile duct or small bowel may occur and may require another surgical procedure to repair it. Bile leakage into the abdomen from the tubular channels leading from the liver to the intestine may rarely occur.

Numerous medical studies show that the complication rate for laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is comparable to the complication rate for open gallbladder surgery when performed by a properly trained surgeon.

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