Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Austin, Cedar Park
The Cedar Park surgical team practices laparoscopic gallbladder surgery for a variety of reasons that increase patient comfort and satisfaction. Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional forms of gallbladder removal. During laparoscopic surgery, Drs. Abando and Basa will make several small incisions on the abdomen, through which they will insert special tools, including a small camera, to help guide the surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery carries less risk of complications than traditional surgery. The recovery period from laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is much shorter than that of the more invasive alternative. Patients are typically released from the hospital the same day as their surgery, and can recover comfortably at home. Post-operative pain is usually minimal with laparoscopic procedures.
Laparoscopic surgery is not for everyone; certain patients may have pre-existing conditions that make it difficult for our surgeons to operate laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgery may not be recommended for patients who have had previous abdominal surgeries. A complete consultation with our Austin general surgeon will help determine your best course of action.