From the history of Surgery, Professor Muhe of Boblingen, Germany, performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy on September 12, 1985. Laparoscopic Gallstone Surgery removes the gallstone or the gallbladder through several small holes or cuts on the abdomen. There is a basic difference between the traditional method and the laparoscopic method and they both have their merits and demerits. In this blog, we will have a look at the various benefits of laparoscopic gallstone surgery and who is not eligible to do a laparoscopic gallstone surgery.
So, the various benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery are as follows:
- Minimal invasive surgery: It means “Lesser pain” and “Faster relief”. This may take an extra few minutes but is less painful and heals within 5 to 6 days. Hence, the patient can go home on the same day or the day after.
- The patient can join back their regular life after a week’s rest rather than 4 to 6 weeks.
- The incision is not as painful as the normal abdominal surgery. Hence, it takes a small time to recover and that the dark scars will be gone within a couple of days.
With the above-mentioned benefits of Laparoscopic gallstone surgery, now let us have a look at the people who can’t go through it. They are listed below:
- Pregnancy: A woman during pregnancy or within after few month of labor cannot go for a laparoscopic surgery.
- Previous Surgery in upper abdomen: A person who had an open upper abdominal surgery within one year, cannot have a laparoscopic surgery.
- Untreatable Age: A person might not be allowed to do a laparoscopic surgery because of old age as they might not be able to regain from the anesthesia.
- Diseased person: A person who is associated with many other health issues such as Asthma, Paralysis, Liver failure etc. may not be permitted to do a laparoscopic gallstone surgery but may have to rely on open surgery.
We are unaware of your condition. So, irrespective of what this point says you should definitely consult a doctor regarding your state and possibilities of operation.