Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the removal of the entire gallbladder. It is done because of the symptoms of gallstones. 20% of the population out of 100 has symptoms and problems of gallstones. If the stones are removed without removing the entire gallbladder it has maximum chances of its recurrence. If the gallstones and gallbladder are not removed then it can have complications like cholecystitis (which is caused by the infection in the gallbladder). Cholangitis (which is caused by the blockage of the liver leading to pain, fever and jaundice).
#What is Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery?
Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery is an operation in which the entire gallbladder and gallstone are removed by giving general anaesthesia. The surgery of gallstone removing cases takes time less than an hour. But the complicated cases in which the gallbladder is infected or if the patient is suffering from gallstones, the surgery may take about 2 to 3 hours.
Patients do not have to be admitted to the hospital in advance; they can be admitted on the same day. And after the surgery patients can be discharged1 on the same day or they might stay for a night.
#After how many days of surgery can a patient live their life normally?
After laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, patients can walk around. They can eat anything. And they can go to the bathroom. The inner wounds are sealed and closed with joints. The surgeons cover the wounds with dressings that are waterproof.
Patients are allowed to take baths and wipe dry the wounds. For the first few weeks after the surgery, the patient should not take bath or swim as it is not good for the operation. And they are also not allowed to lift any heavy materials or do any physical exercise for the first few days after the surgery.
#Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs):-
- What are the functions of the Gallbladder?
The gallbladder plays an important role in storing bile. Bile helps in the digestive system by breaking up fats. It drains the waste materials of the body from the liver to the duodenum.
- Do have to change my diet plan after the laparoscopic gallbladder surgery?
There are chances of having loose motion after the surgery. So to cure this you have to change your diet plan and can include low fat in your diet.
From the above description, you can understand that it is important to have surgery on the gallbladder when symptoms of infection are noticed. And have to take some precautions after the surgery to prevent any problems in future.