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Dr. R.Kannan

General Surgeon
27 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Deepak Subramanian

General Surgeon
21 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Karthik Mathivanan

General Surgeon
19 years experience overall
1500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Prof. Surendran R.

GastroIntestinal Surgeon
48 years experience overall
800 Consultation fee at clinic

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Dr. Rajkumar Rathinasamy

General Surgeon
24 years experience overall
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What is Cholecystectomy?

Cholecystectomy is a medical procedure that involves the surgical removal of the gallbladder. A gall bladder is a small pear-shaped pouch present just below the liver and upper side of the abdomen. Gall bladder helps in the collection and storage of the bile. In some conditions, there will be the formation of the gallstones in the gallbladder. This may lead to blockage of the gall-ducts resulting in severe pain in the abdomen. This also leads to infection and inflammation of the gallbladder. During these conditions, Cholecystectomy is recommended. Cholecystectomy is a very common procedure with minimal risks and complications. There are two types of Cholecystectomy. They are:

  1. Open Cholecystectomy
  2. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

What are the advantages of Cholecystectomy?

The following are advantages of Cholecystectomy:

  1. Reduces the pain 
  2. Removes gallstones
  3. Reduces inflammation
  4. Helps in treating other complications caused by the infection of the gallbladder
  5. No recurrence of the gallstones

What are the indications of Cholecystectomy?
The following are the indications of Cholecystectomy:

  1. Cholelithiasis (stones in the gall bladder)
  2. Choledocholithiasis (stones in the bile duct)
  3. Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
  4. Pancreatitis due to the presence of stones in the gallbladder

What is the preparation for Cholecystectomy?

The preparation steps for Cholecystectomy are as follows:

  1. You may be asked about your present and past medical history and medication history.
  2. Inform your doctor if you are using any blood thinners or pain killers.
  3. Few days before the surgery, the doctor may prescribe a solution that will help in removing the stool and waste products from your intestines.
  4. The doctor may ask you to undergo different lab tests before the surgery.
  5. You may be having some imaging tests to see the condition of the gallbladder.
  6. You may be advised to stop eating or drinking before 6 hours of the procedure.
  7. Let your doctor know about your allergies to certain types of anesthesia or any known contrast dyes.

What are the steps involved in Cholecystectomy?

The following are the steps involved in Cholecystectomy: 

  1. General anesthesia will be given to avoid pain during the surgery. 
  2. A tube is sent down the throat which will help the patient to breathe.
  3. The next step involves making few incisions in the abdomen by your surgeon.
  4. A tube that is thin and tiny with a video camera is sent through the abdomen. This helps in sending the live images to the video monitor. 
  5. The other surgical tools are inserted through the remaining incisions and the gall bladder is removed.

What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Cholecystectomy?

The following are the postprocedure care/recovery care for Cholecystectomy:

  1. After surgery, the patient may feel very drowsy for the next few hours due to anesthesia.
  2. If there is pain at the site of incision, then consult your doctor. If the pain is severe, use the pain killers as directed by your doctor.
  3. If bleeding is seen at the incision site, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
  4. Follow all the instructions given by the doctor without fail.  
  5. Make follow-up visits to the doctor to remove sutures or to know if the sutures are healed, and to monitor your condition, etc

Who can perform Cholecystectomy [Right specialist type for Cholecystectomy]?

Cholecystectomy is can be performed by a certified and skilled General surgeon or Gastro-Intestinal surgeon or Bariatric surgeon who is experienced in Cholecystectomy.

What is the cost of Cholecystectomy?
The cost of Cholecystectomy may vary according to the following factors:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Type of hospital
  4. Age of the patient
  5. Type of surgery
  6. The medical condition of the patient
  7. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  8. The admission room that you opted for
  9. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.

Minimum amount to be paid in Chennai starts from Rs.42,750

Average charges in Chennai is approximately Rs.72,675

Maximum cost in Chennai rises up to Rs.1,60,360

Is Cholecystectomy a major surgery or minor surgery?

Cholecystectomy is of two types:

  1. Open Cholecystectomy
  2. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

The minor or major surgery depends on the type of surgery the doctor is performing. Open Cholecystectomy involves a large incision which maybe 5-6 inches whereas Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive surgery.

What is the eligibility criteria for Cholecystectomy?
People who can undergo Cholecystectomy are:

  1. Individuals who are suffering from severe pain in the back and upper-right abdomen region.
  2. People with abdominal discomfort.
  3. Individuals who are having yellow skin and eyes [Jaundice]
  4. People suffering from fever, sweating, chills, and nausea.
  5. People with a good immune system.

What is the ineligibility criteria for Cholecystectomy?
People who can undergo Cholecystectomy are:

  1. Individuals who are suffering from gallstones and can be treated with medications.
  2. People with severe health problems such as liver failure, kidney dysfunction, or pancreatitis.

What are the risks and complications associated with Cholecystectomy?
Risks and Complications associated with Cholecystectomy are :

  1. Leakage in the bile
  2. Bleeding
  3. Blood clots
  4. Pancreatitis
  5. Infection
  6. Damage to nearby structures such as small intestine, liver, or bile duct

How long does it take to complete Cholecystectomy?
Cholecystectomy may take almost 1 to 2 hours to complete. Sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient.

What is the recovery time?

People who undergo Cholecystectomy may take around 2-6 weeks to recover completely.

What is the success rate of Cholecystectomy?

The success rate of Cholecystectomy depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the surgeon
  4. Type of surgery performed

However, the success rate of Cholecystectomy maybe 95%.

Is Cholecystectomy painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia. There may be some discomfort after the procedure.

Is Cholecystectomy  Permanent?

Cholecystectomy is a permanent surgery which helps to remove the gall stones and gall bladder.

What are the long-term results of Cholecystectomy?

  1. Relieves the symptoms of Gallbladder dysfunction

What are the options if Cholecystectomy fails?

If Cholecystectomy fails then the doctor may recommend revision surgery.

What are the alternatives for Cholecystectomy?

  1. Extracorporeal shockwave crushing of gallstones
  2. Medications
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