Open Cholecystectomy

Open Cholecystectomy

From £4,643.00

Gallstones are ‘stones’ that form in your gallbladder. They are common and can run in families. The risk of developing gallstones increases as you get older and if you eat a diet rich in fat.

For some people gallstones can cause severe symptoms, with repeated attacks of abdominal pain being the most common.

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The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about an hour.

Your surgeon will make a cut on your upper abdomen and free up your cystic duct and artery. They will separate your gallbladder from your liver, and remove it.

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