Laparoscopic cholecystectomy or key-hole surgery to remove the gallbladder is one of the most common operations done by a General Surgeon. Most General Surgeons will perform laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, however not all surgeons have significant experience with difficult gallbladders, removing stones from the bile ducts or placing biliary stents during surgery.
Dr Wong has worked in one of the first Acute Surgical Units in Australasia, performing many difficult gallbladder surgeries - particularly present with the demographic population present in Auckland, New Zealand. This has led to Dr Wong developing a particularly safe technique of performing difficult gallbladder operations, with the very rare need to convert to an open procedure. To date, he has also had no major complications of injuring a major bile duct, the most feared complication of gallbladder surgery.
Dr Wong is also skilled in the removal of gallstones that has escaped from the gallbladder and are trapped in the main bile duct.
If you have gallbladder problems, and would like to see Dr Wong, an expert gallbladder surgeon, make an appointment to see him at Suite D Ramsay Place, Everton Park 3353 9694. NO GAP for uncomplicated gallbladder surgery.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Gallbladder surgery can take from 10 minutes up to several hours depending on the complexity of the problem at hand. On average, a gallbladder surgery will take 20-30 minutes.
How Long Will I Stay In Hospital?
Most patients will go home from hospital on the same day as the surgery. However, if the surgery is later in the evening, you will probably stay overnight and go home in the morning.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
Recovery from gallbladder surgery usually is uncomplicated. After patients go home, they will need to take regular paracetamol for pain relief and may require some anti nausea medication. Pain around the port-site wounds and occasionally shoulder tip pain is expected. Pain will improve of the following week or two, with most people returning to work after one to two weeks depending on the type of work performed.
No heavy lifting for 6 weeks is usually advised to allow for the wounds to heal and minimise risk of developing a hernia. No driving for 5 days. See your GP in one week for a check-up and Dr Wong will see you again in 4 to 6 weeks for a check-up.
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