What happens during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
A laparoscope is a small, thin tube that is put into your body through a tiny cut made just below your navel. Your surgeon can then see your gallbladder on a television screen and do the surgery with tools inserted in three other small cuts made in the right upper part of your abdomen. Your gallbladder is then taken out through one of the incisions.
If the gall bladder is inflamed and/or difficult to remove, the operation will convert to an “open operation” that is to say a larger surgical wound will be made.
Both techniques are performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the operation