How is gallbladder surgery done?
Keyhole surgery is successful in over 98% of cases. When not possible an open surgery removal (longer scar under ribs) is needed. In the few that cannot be completed using keyhole it is often known pre-operation that this risk is high and you would be informed of this heightened risk before undergoing surgery.
Keyhole surgery involves using a camera and video screen with long slim instruments used in place of a 'hand' inside the body. This means incisions in the tummy wall are small each approx 5-12mm in size.
No surgery is without some risks attached.
Here we describe the risks involved with gallbladder surgery
Gallbladder post surgery advice leaflet
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