Gallbladder Surgery Patients

Removal of the gallbladder is also called a cholecystectomy.  Cholecystectomies are done Laparoscopically (i.e., minimally invasive surgery) and under general anaesthetic.  For most patients it is an elective procedure and you are sent home the same day.


Patient Procedure Information


Gallstones are a common cause of upper abdominal pain. Gallstones develop when your gallbladder does not empty properly and when you bile contains too much cholesterol or bilirubin. Gallbladder bile normally drains into the bowels via narrow channels or "ducts". Gallstones can get stuck at various locations and can cause: biliary colic/cholecystititis, jaundice, pancreatitis, and a serious infection called cholangitis.


Please find an instruction sheet below detailing pre and post operative care for gallbladder surgery.

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