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Gall Bladder Stone

Gall bladder is a small pouch that stores bile. It is a pear shaped pouch that is located on the underside of the right portion of the liver. It can hold 45 milliliters of bile at a time. Gallstones are a hard object that forms in the gall bladder, cyctic duct, hepatic duct or bile duct (common bile duct). It is irregular in shape, and is usually about a size of a marble, and could be much larger. It varies in color from yellow, black or red.

With laparoscopic cholecystectomy, you may return to work sooner, have less pain after surgery, and have a shorter hospital stay and a shorter recovery time. Surgery to remove the gallbladder with a laparoscope does not require that the muscles of your abdomen be cut, as they are in open surgery. The incision is much smaller, which makes recovery go quicker.

With laparoscopic cholecystectomy, you probably will only have to stay in the hospital overnight. With open cholecystectomy, you would have to stay in the hospital for about five days. Because the incisions are smaller with laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there isn't as much pain after this operation as after open cholecystectomy.