Ultrasound is most commonly used to find gallstones.
Virtually All Patients Are Candidates for Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
Dr. Pereira is able to perform laparoscopic gallbladder removal even for patients who have had multiple previous abdominal surgeries, with an extremely low conversion rate to open surgery.
The following includes typical events that may occur prior to laparoscopic surgery; however, since each patient is unique, what will actually occur may be different:
While there are risks associated with any kind of operation, the vast majority of laparoscopic gallbladder patients experiences few or no complications and quickly return to normal activities.
Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy are infrequent, but include bleeding, infection, pneumonia, blood clots, or heart problems. Unintended injury to adjacent structures such as the common bile duct or small bowel may occur and may require another surgical procedure to repair it. Unintended injury to adjacent structures, such as the common bile duct or intestines is extremely rare. Another surgical procedure may be required to repair it.
Bile leakage into the abdomen from the tubular channels leading from the liver to the intestine may rarely occur.
Be sure to call Dr. Pereira if you develop any of the following:
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