Cholecystectomy, gall bladder operation
This gall bladder operation is done when you have gall stones or inflammation in your gall bladder.
Gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy) is usually done nowadays using a laparoscope - laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The surgeon removes your gall bladder with the aid of a small camera that is inserted into the abdomen. During laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the doctor makes several small incisions in your abdomen, and uses special instruments to remove your gallbladder, using the laparascope to see what he/she is doing.
The gall bladder removal operation is often done as an outpatient procedure.