Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is removal of the gallbladder with the aid of a camera inserted into the abdomen. 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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Over 20 years specialised laparoscopic practice and 25 years endoscopy. First NZ surgeon to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy 1990. . . .
Specialist in Laparoscopic General Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Inguinal Repair. Laparoscopic repair for inguinal hernia is associated with rapid return . . .
Specialist General Surgeon – Endoscopist
Specialities, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery . . .
Current Positions: Consultant, HBP/Upper GI Unit, Auckland City Hospital; Professor of Surgery, University of Auckland; Director, Surgical Research Network . . .
Profile: I am a fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. My current practice is both in private and public sector. I have an extensive experience . . .
Dr Smith is a Consultant General Surgeon at Southland Hospital with specialist training and experience in laparoscopic weight loss surgery and other . . .
I am a friendly, outgoing and social person who is honest organized, and reliable. I am a general surgeon who has undertaken further training in upper . . .
General & Laparoscopic Surgeon, General Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, GI Endoscopy. Hospitals Practicing At: Tauranga Hospital and Grace . . .
Areas of Specialisation: Obesity surgery, anti-reflux surgery, Upper GI surgery, Laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery, Laparoscopic and General Surgery . . .
General surgery takes its name from general medicine, and is a surgical specialty focusing on the torso and abdominal organs and is undertaken . . .