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Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic / Open approach)


A cholecystectomy is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder collects and stores bile that is a digestive fluid produced in the liver. A cholecystectomy is performed if the patient is suffering from Gallstones in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis) or the bile duct (choledocholithiasis), Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), Large gallbladder polyps, and Pancreas inflammation (pancreatitis). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is performed to see the inside of your abdomen and remove the gallbladder by inserting a tiny video camera and special surgical tools through four small incisions. In open cholecystectomy, one large incision is used to remove the gallbladder.