Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Melbourne
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the removal of the
with the aid of a camera inserted into the abdomen (also known as keyhole surgery). A small incision is made in the abdominal wall near the navel, through which a laparoscope, a flexible lighted tube with a camera attached, is inserted to view the gallbladder. The surgery is carried out with instruments inserted in three other small cuts made in the right upper part of the abdomen. The gallbladder is then taken out through one of the incisions. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive technique that permits a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery time with less pain.
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General, Laparoscopic, Hepatopancreaticobiliary, Upper GI, Transplant Surgeon, Dialysis Access, Laparoscopic Hernia Inguinal, Femoral, Incisional, Hiatal . . .
Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon, specialising in surgery for disorders of the stomach and oesophagus, and weight loss surgery . . . .
Dr Salena Ward is an Oesophago-Gastric, Bariatric and General Surgeon who consults in Box Hill, Bundoora and Lilydale . . . .