Cholecystectomies are one of the most common operations performed. One of the major indications is symptomatic cholelithiasis, which can present in various forms, from mild biliary colic to life-threatening cholangitis. Other indications include non-calculous disease processes such as biliary dysfunction. With the advent of laparoscopy, the number of cholecystectomies has increased due to its benefits in safety, decreased hospital stay, and improved pain control. With advancements in technique and technology, it is possible to perform the surgery through a single incision either through standard laparoscopy or robotically. However safe the procedure may be, the operation carries some risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications.
KeywordsLaparoscopic or robotic cholecystectomy Minimally invasive surgery Cholecystitis Gallbladder surgery Cholelithiasis Gallstones
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