Gall Bladder Removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)
Gall bladder removal is usually done using laparoscopic "keyhole" surgery.
Gall stones can develop if the bile gets too concentrated. These small, hard stones can block the bile duct, or causing severe abdominal pain and discomfort, nausea or fever,. If these symptoms persist and stones are verified by ultrasound investigation, removal of the gallbladder is required - indeed by Dr David.
The body can function well without a gall bladder, and Dr David can remove the organ using laparoscopic techniques without having to make a large cut into your abdomen, so recovery time from surgery is very rapid.
This is a low risk operation, with few complications, performed under a general anaesthetic. The surgery usually takes 1- 1 1/2 hours. Hospital stay usually only one day.