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Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery.

Calculus and polyps are the main indications.



Treat gallbladder pathologies safely, effectively and with minimal pain.  

What it can treat:

Gallbladder diseases that cause symptoms, complications, or increase the risk of cancer.

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The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver, close to its edge, between segments IV and V, and an imaginary line passes through it that divides the liver into two (right and left). Stores bile that is discharged during meals to allow for the digestion and absorption of fats and vitamins. It can often have gallstones inside it, which are responsible for causing symptoms of abdominal pain and sometimes complicated and life threatening situations. Surgery is the only treatment.

When do I have to undergo surgery on the gallbladder?

Calculations  and Polyps


The presence of symptomatic gallstones or those responsible for serious complications is the main indication to be operated on the gallbladder. However, even in the absence of symptoms there are reasons to be operated on: large stones (risk of cancer); polyps; gallbladder cancer; biliary dyskinesia (lazy gallbladder); some associated diseases.

What is the best way to be operated on? Mini invasive surgery


Laparoscopic surgery is currently the best technique. Through 4 small incisions in the abdomen and with the help of a camera, it is possible to remove the gallbladder safely, effectively and with minimal pain. Recovery is fast.

Could the surgery have complications?
They are rare but they happen.


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (bladder removal) is a safe procedure. However, complications are a possibility that is present whenever a cholecystectomy is performed. There are important structures in the area and there are anatomical variations that can lead to mishaps. Damage to the main bile duct (the channel that carries bile into the intestine) is the most common complication.

How long do I have to be hospitalized?
Short time and quick recovery


Some patients can be operated on as an outpatient. However, I usually opt for a minimum hospital stay of ≈ 24 h for the patient to  be discharged more safely.

Can I go back to eating whatever I want?
As long as you like you can eat


Meals with a lot of fat (whether because of the way they are made or because of the foods used) are the ones that cause most complaints to those who suffer from the gallbladder. After the gallbladder is removed, you can progressively re-introduce those meals and foods that you love to eat from time to time.

Colecistectomia Laparoscópica
Dr. Carlos E. Costa Almeida

Colecistectomia Laparoscópica

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