Understand Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery In 5 Easy Steps

by Lacey Alvarez Dr. Anjila Aneja offers Personalized Patient Care

Why Would You Need Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery?

The primary purpose for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones and the complications they create. The presence of gallstones is called cholelithiasis. Gallstones form inside the gallbladder from substances in the bile that become solid. They can be as small as a grain of sand and as large as a golf ball. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is the best technique of treating gallstones that cause signs and symptoms, unless there may be a cause that the surgical procedure should not be done. This method is used mostly when no factors are present which can complicate the surgical operation.

Is Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery Painful?

While you can expect some mild to moderate pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery, it shouldn’t be severe. Certain pain-relieving medications taken after surgery can cause constipation. Recovery is faster after laparoscopic surgery.


What Happens After Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery?

After a gallbladder operation, you can expect to:

  • Receive pain-relieving medications
  • Feel mild pain on your shoulder from the carbon dioxide gas
  • Be encouraged to cough frequently to clean your lungs from the anaesthetic
  • Be advocated to walk around as soon as you feel better
  • Hospital stay overnight, in case you had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Is There Any Chances Of Gallstones Come Back After Gallbladder Is Removed ?

With the removal of the gallbladder there is unidirectional flow in the bile ducts and the bile excreted into a microscopic bile duct will completely transit into the duodenum within a few hours. The microscopic crystal gets flushed out. About 99% of people having their gallbladder removed will never again have a detectable stone. Some do. A stone that forms in the bile ducts can become symptomatic in a variety of ways most spectacularly by blocking the transit of bile into the intestine which causes you to turn yellow. Gallstones can come returned either in large size which could cause jaundice, be seen on ultrasound or simply cause pain without the easy hallmarks for diagnosis.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Gallbladder Surgery?

How long it takes to get over gallbladder surgery depends on whether you had a laparoscopic (keyhole) or open method. Most of the people who've keyhole surgical operation are able of go back home on the same day as the operation. It’ll typically take around 2 weeks to return for your normal activities. Someone should also stay with you for at least 24 hours if you go home the same day as your operation, as you may still be feeling the effects of the anaesthetic.

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