What is laparoscopic gallbladder surgery? Single-incision laparoscopic gallbladder removal is necessary when the formation of gallstones leads to attacks of pain and nausea.
By performing this procedure using minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Josh Roller, Dr. Yong Kwon, Dr. Jaime Dutton, and Dr. Jessica Pries can offer patients fewer complications and a quicker return to normal activity after a gallbladder procedure.
Laparoscopic gallbladder cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the first choice of treatment for gallstones and inflammation. This method offers cosmetic advantages while maintaining the traditional benefits of laparoscopy. This allows patients to recover with only a single, almost invisible scar around the belly button. As with all laparoscopic surgeries, patients can experience generally less pain and minimized blood loss, as well as a shorter recovery time than with open surgery.
Why undergo gallbladder surgery?
Any person who has had gallstones knows the extreme pain associated with this condition. Gallstones form in the gallbladder, often blocking the flow of stomach bile and irritating the gallbladder structure. If you have had several gallstone problems, you may be a candidate for gallbladder removal, which resolves the problem in the long term. When performed with advanced laparoscopy, the recovery is significantly easier.
What is the procedure?
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is performed by inserting a tiny camera through a small incision. The camera transmits information to a video monitor to guide our surgeon through the process. Specialized, long surgical instruments are then inserted through other tiny incisions to perform the removal of the gallbladder. Once complete, the surgical incisions are closed and in most cases, the patient can return home to rest and recover under the care of another adult.
Benefits of laparoscopic gallbladder removal
Any surgery puts stress on the body. Reducing physical trauma by performing the surgery laparoscopically makes it possible to limit the physical trauma and speed recovery time.
If you’ve suffered an attack of gallstones and gallbladder removal is the advised procedure, we urge you to connect with us at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, the premier advanced laparoscopy practice in the region.
What is the recovery after gallbladder surgery?
The recovery after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is typically uneventful and does not involve a high level of pain or discomfort. During healing, it’s important to eat a healthy diet, avoid any alcohol, and take the appropriate time needed for the body to heal. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we monitor every patient throughout the recovery process and are always available to them. A full recovery will take about six weeks, but most patients are back to their usual activities in a week or two (but often feel tired and less energetic initially).
Why choose us?
The quality and safety of any surgery are a direct reflection of the skills of your surgeon. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, you will be under the care of one of our fellowship-trained surgeons, each of whom has extensive experience in the most advanced laparoscopic techniques. Our goal is to achieve a superior outcome, and we are proud of our reputation for excellence in advanced surgery. Our surgeons are widely known as being among the best in the nation, and our approach is patient-focused, supportive, and compassionate. Meet with us about gallbladder surgery performed with cutting-edge techniques for a faster, more pleasant recovery.