PreOp Patient Education
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Audio Presentation

Gallbladder Removal

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


Your Procedure
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
This information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. MedSelfEd, Inc. disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
an intravenous line may be put in.
an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving the abdomen.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving the abdomen.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia.
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incisions will be made,
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incisions will be made,
...place a sterile drape around the operative site. After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect ...
...place a sterile drape around the operative site. After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect ...
...a small incision is made above the umbilicus;
...a small incision is made above the umbilicus;
then, a hollow needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall.
then, a hollow needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall.
And the abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide.
And the abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide.
An imblical port is created for the laparoscope.
An imblical port is created for the laparoscope.
Three more incisions will be made, with care taken to keep the openings as small as possible.
Three more incisions will be made, with care taken to keep the openings as small as possible.
Once in place, the laparoscope will provide video images that allow the surgeon to locate and pull back both the liver and gallbladder...
Once in place, the laparoscope will provide video images that allow the surgeon to locate and pull back both the liver and gallbladder...
Next, the surgeon removes the connecting tissue in order to expose the cystic duct and the cystic artery...
Next, the surgeon removes the connecting tissue in order to expose the cystic duct and the cystic artery...
Using clips, the surgical teams clamps off both the duct and artery which are later cut to prepare the gallbladder for removal ...
Using clips, the surgical teams clamps off both the duct and artery which are later cut to prepare the gallbladder for removal ...
Finally, any remaining tissue connecting the gallbladder to the liver is cut...
Finally, any remaining tissue connecting the gallbladder to the liver is cut...
The gallbladders is moved into the laparoscopic working port where it is taken out of the body.
The gallbladders is moved into the laparoscopic working port where it is taken out of the body.
All of the instruments are withdrawn ...
All of the instruments are withdrawn ...
the carbon dioxide is allowed to escape...
the carbon dioxide is allowed to escape...
the muscle layers and other tissues are sewn together, and the skin is closed with sutures or staples.
the muscle layers and other tissues are sewn together, and the skin is closed with sutures or staples.
Finally, sterile dressings are applied.
Finally, sterile dressings are applied.

previous top of page next
 

Survey Questions

1) Did the information help to decrease any anxiety that you may have had about the procedure?
Yes, definitely.
Yes, maybe.
No, not at all.
2) Did the presentation help you understand the procedure any better?
Yes, definitely.
Yes, maybe.
No, not at all.
3) How would you rate the quality of the information?
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Fair
Poor
4) Would you recommend this program to others having the same procedure?
Yes, definitely.
Yes, probably.
No.
Thank you for taking our Survey!
Print Page

NOTE: By viewing this site you have read and agreed to the DISCLAIMER
- See legal or privacy section for your security and rights information -