What Is a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery?

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery is also known as gallbladder removal surgery, due to the presence of gallstones. Gallstones are ‘stones’ that form in your gallbladder. They are common and can run in families.
The risk of developing gallstones increases as you get older and if you eat a diet rich in fat.

For some people gallstones can cause severe symptoms, with repeated attacks of abdominal pain being the most common.

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy WAIT TIME IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN AUSTRALIA

Public Wait Time can be up to

0 days *

The Public Health System In Australia Has A Waiting Period For General Surgeries - 90% Of Patients Waited This Length Of Time For This Procedure In The 2019/2020 Calendar Year.

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - who is it for?

Who is a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery for?

For adults who have gallstones and are experiencing severe symptoms, such as extreme abdominal pain.

What are the benefits?

You should be free of pain and be able to eat a normal diet after the surgical removal of gallstones. The surgery should also prevent severe complications that untreated gallstones can cause.

What happens During Surgery?

A general anesthetic will be administered before the surgery begins and surgery usually takes about an hour. 

Your surgeon will use laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery as this is associated with less pain, less scarring and a faster return to normal activities.

They will make several small cuts on your abdomen so they can insert tubes (ports) into your abdomen. Your surgeon will insert surgical instruments through the ports along with a telescope so they can see inside your abdomen and perform the operation.

Your surgeon will remove your gallbladder from your abdomen through one of the ports.

How long will I stay in hospital?

You should be able to go home the next day.

What is my recovery time?

You should be able to return to work after 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how much surgery you need and your type of work.

Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.

You should make a full recovery and be able to return to normal activities and eat a normal diet.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

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