Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. It is a common treatment of symptomatic gallstones and other gallbladder conditions. Surgical options include laparoscopic cholecystectomy and an older more invasive procedure called open cholecystectomy.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has now replaced open cholecystectomy as the first-choice of treatment for gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder unless there are contraindications to the laparoscopic approach. This is because open surgery leaves the patient more prone to infection.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy results in less pain, quicker healing, improved cosmetic results, and fewer complications such as infection and adhesions. At Sheetla Surgical Centre in Gurgaon, patient is either discharged on the same day or one day after the surgery. Patient can return to work in about a week.