Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is also known as gall bladder removal. It is a gallbladder surgery that removes the gallbladder via small incisions on the abdomen rather than a single major incision. The gallbladder is a small pouch located under the right side of the liver. The main function of the gallbladder is to collect and concentrate a digestive liquid (called bile) produced by the liver. Bile is released from the gallbladder and transported to the small intestine through bile ducts which helps in the digestion process by breaking the fats.
What conditions require a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
Lap Cholecystectomy is indicated for the following reasons:
- Cholelithiasis (stones in the gallbladder)
- Choledocholithiasis (stones in the bile duct)
- Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
- Pancreatitis caused by gallbladder stone
Dr. Chintamani Godbole
Dr. Chintamani Godbole is a Gastrointestinal surgeon with a special interest in Colorectal surgery and Peritoneal surface oncology. His qualifications include MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai. He then completed his super-specialty training as DNB (GI Surgery) from Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.
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