Dr. Elijah Mobley, general surgeon, provides surgical services to the residents of Los Angeles County. One of the most common surgical procedures Dr. Elijah Mobley provides is laparoscopic gallbladder surgery provides many advantages over open gallbladder surgery including less invasive procedure, done on an outpatient basis, quicker recovery time.
Gall Bladder Removal Procedure
The general surgeon will make four or five small incisions in your abdomen. Through these incisions, Dr. Elijah Mobley will thread a tube with a small lighted camera through your abdomen. While watching the tube on a monitor, then Dr. Elijah Mobley will guide the surgical instruments through the small incisions in your abdomen. Next, your abdomen will be filled with gas, so your general surgeon has plenty of space to work. Your gallbladder will be removed through the small incisions.
When your general surgeon is happy with the results of the surgery, incisions will be sutured and dressed (bandaged.) After the surgery, you will be moved to the recovery room while you wake up from the anesthesia. Once you are alert and can drink and eat something, you will be discharged, you must have someone drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours.
Recovery from Gallbladder Surgery
Symptoms after Gallbladder surgery are usually mild and rare. Diarrhea is the most common symptom after surgery.
Foods that are high in fats need to be avoided for a quicker recovery from the surgery. Foods that are high in fat make it more difficult to digestive. During the first few days following surgery, liquid foods are highly recommended, mainly on the day of the surgery.
Dr. Elijah Mobley will remove the sutures at your follow-up appointment and check your overall health.