What is it? The surgery consists of removing the gallbladder through 3 incisions of 5 to 10 mm. Through these incisions fine instruments and a camera that carries image to a high resolution monitor are introduced. Surgery takes an average of 25 minutes and usually requires 24 hours of hospitalization, but can be performed on an outpatient basis. This procedure can be performed as an emergency in cases of acute cholecystitis, or scheduled as a routine operation when there is no inflammation. Benefits of the procedure
- Less invasive than traditional surgery.
- Earlier recovery and better cosmetic results.
- Lower risk of wound infection.
- Fewer pulmonary complications.