Why is a Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removel Performed ?

The main reason for gallbladder removal is the presence of gallstones and the complications they cause.

The presence of gallstones is called cholelithiasis. They form inside the gallbladder from substances in the bile that become solid. They can be as small as a grain of sand and as large as a golf ball.

How do you prepare for a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?
You’ll undergo different tests to ensure that you’re healthy enough for the procedure. Here is the list:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests of your gallbladder
  • A complete physical exam
  • A review of your medical history

Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines because you may have to stop taking certain medications before surgery. Also, tell your doctor if you’re pregnant or think you could be pregnant