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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder removal

What are gallstones?

What is Cholecystitis?

How do you take the gallbladder out? Don’t I need a gallbladder?

Do I need to change my diet after my gallbladder is removed?

What are the risks of this surgery?

Dr. Gillian actually wrote a article on avoiding injuries and making laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder safer that was widely read by other surgeons and published in the medical literature.

 

Strategies for Lowering the Rate of Bile Duct Injuries in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

REDUCING COMPLICATION RATES

Published in JSLS in October 2003

Dr, G. Kevin Gillian, MD

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the modern “gold standard” for gallbladder extraction, but its level of difficulty and morbidity are often underappreciated by referring physicians and patients. The surgical community is quick to point to the humanistic benefit patients derive from a successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but quietly fears the consequences of the infrequent, but devastating, bile duct injury (BDI).These complications reached an incidence of 0.4% to 0.8% during early experiences with laparoscopic cholecystectomy [1].


Is there an advantage to single site or robotic techniques to remove the gallbladder?

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