The gallbladder is a small bag, roughly the shape and size of a pear that sits underneath the liver, on the right side of the abdomen. Its main purpose is to store and concentrate bile produced by the liver. Bile is released from the gallbladder after eating, aiding digestion. Bile travels through common bile ducts (CBD) into the small intestine. Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder.
These stones develop because cholesterol and pigments in bile sometimes form hard particles. Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time.
This kind of Surgery is the traditional way of doing a Gallbladder Removal Surgery or Open Cholecystectomy. Surgeon makes a 6 Inch i.e. 15 Centimetre incision in the the abdomen below your ribs on the right side. Then the surgeon removes the Gallbladder. The incision is then sutured. This kind of Surgery typically takes 1-2 hours in the Operations Theatre.
Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy Surgery is the advanced way to remove a Gallbladder with the help of Laparoscopic Instruments. Surgeon makes 4 incision in your Abdomen and from one of the key-hole incision they will insert the Laparoscopy Instrument, the top of which has a camera. With the help of this Camera the Surgeon is the inside of the Abdomen on the big screen and with the help of other compact laparoscopic instruments inserted from the 3 Key-holes the Surgeon then removes the Gallbladder. After this the Surgeon sutures the incision.
A Single Key-hole Incision Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy is done by Surgeon who has the skill to use the most advanced Laparoscopic Instruments to remove a Gallbladder with only 1 Key-hole incision at the navel. This kind is only done by most advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon. In this Surgery you will not have any scar shown on your abdomen because the key-hole will only be on your Navel which is rarely identified. This Surgery will normally take 1-2 hours too.
Newest adavanced Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) which replaces four incisions with a single incision & Outdated Open Surgery.
|Open Surgery||Single Incision Laparoscopy|
|Incision/Cut Size||Large (8-10cm)||Single Incision Less Than 1cm|
|Recovery Time||2-3 Weeks||1-2 Days|
|Blood Loss/Blood Vessel Injury||More||Minimal|
|Scar||Very Ugly||No Scar|
|Pain/Nerve Damage||More Severe Pain||Very Minimal Pain|