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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

My gallbladder and I had a parting of the ways this week. I had been experiencing the following symptoms. Almost everything I tried to eat or drink made me sick and caused right upper quadrant pain. Well know fact that nurses make bad patients!
I had a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with a cholangiogram.
Cholecystectomy removes the gallbladder through several small cuts (incisions) in the abdomen. The surgeon inflates your abdomen with air or carbon dioxide in order to see clearly.
The surgeon inserts a lighted scope attached to a video camera (laparoscope) into one incision near the belly button. The surgeon then uses a video monitor as a guide while inserting surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove your gallbladder.
Before the surgeon removes the gallbladder, you may have a special X-ray procedure called intraoperative cholangiography, which shows the anatomy of the bile ducts.
General anesthesia for this surgery, which usually lasts 2 hours or less.
After surgery, bile flows from the liver (where it is made) through the common bile duct and into the small intestine. Because the gallbladder has been removed, the body can no longer store bile between meals. In most people, this has little or no effect on digestion
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