Average Cholecystectomy costs are € 2,122, based on Cholecystectomy prices from 11 clinics. Cheapest Cholecystectomy cost is € 1,500 where Cholecystectomy prices can go up to € 2,744.
Cholecystectomy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Cholecystectomy in Turkey is a popular option where Cholecystectomy costs as low as € 1,500.
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The gallbladder is an organ responsible for the collection of liquid called bile which is produced in the liver. The gallbladder is located under the liver on the right side of the abdomen. Some people may experience gallstones formed in their gallbladder, which blocks the canal leading out of the gallbladder. This medical condition is called cholecystitis. Because of the accumulated bile, it may result in serious complications.Therefore, patients who are suffering from gallstones should take action as soon as possible. Even though one point of view suggests that gallstone removal surgery is an effective way of coping with the problem, many doctors, supported by the research findings, claims that the removal of the gallstones is not a permanent solution which may even cause new problems in the future.Therefore, Cholecystectomyor total gallbladder removal surgery is recommended as a way to avoid future problems.
One of the symptoms of gallstones is abdominal pain. Occasionally pain spreads to liver and gallbladder. Oily, heavy food and even a deep breath may trigger this kind of pain. If you suspect that you might have the symptoms, you should consult a doctor to find out about your condition.
Doctors are more likely to suggest a cholecystectomy operation if the patient has gallstones. If you have any question marks in your head, you can ask your doctor about the procedure of the gallbladder removal though it should be noted that Cholecystectomy is the best way to fight with cholecystitis since gallstones have a chance of reoccurrence.
Before the surgery, you should inform your doctor about the medical problems you have and the medicines you are taking. After that, your doctor will decide about your suitability for the procedure and may ask you to stop taking some of the medications. Also, you need to fast for a couple of hours before the cholecystectomy operation. Your doctor will give you detailed information.
Removal of the gallbladder can be performed in two different ways: laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and open Cholecystectomy.
•Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is an operation which involves the medical tool called laparoscope. The laparoscope has a camera which allows surgeons to see the incision site live.
•Open Cholecystectomy is relatively an older method of gallbladder surgery. Open Cholecystectomy is performed by making a big incision with the help of traditional surgical tools. Open Cholecystectomy became less popular as laparoscopic cholecystectomy rise because of its shorter recovery period and less risk for infections.Though, some of the patients are not suitable for the laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, especially the ones who are suffering from a strong gallbladder inflammation; therefore, open Cholecystectomy is performed for them.
During both of these procedures, the doctor cuts out the gallbladder and removes gallstones or decides to leave them and remove them in a separate operation.
Outpatient (laparoscopic) / 3-5 days (open)
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Outpatient (laparoscopic) / 3-5 days (open)
10-14 days (laparoscopic) / 4-8 weeks (open)
The recovery period is related to the type of cholecystectomy operation performed. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy has a shorter recovery time with the possibility of experiencing less pain in comparison to open Cholecystectomy. Apart from the type of operation performed for you, you need home care for 24 hours after leaving the hospital. Also, you should take some time before starting to do sports again.
There are some risks and complications involved for both of the cholecystectomy operations. These include infection, internal or external bleeding after the operation.While removing the gallbladder, the doctor may also cause an injury to a small intestine or common bile duct, which will need to be operated once discovered.
Side effects of the cholecystectomy surgery involve swelling and bruising of wounds, and there might be some pain experienced, which can be eased by the painkillers.
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery has a high success rate of around 95-98%. Even though the open Cholecystectomy has a lower success rate, it is currently the option only in the cases when laparoscopic can not be performed. Also, you may experience a reaction from your digestive system to Cholecystectomy, especially a couple of days after your surgery, you may experience diarrhea, flatulence, and bloat.
Patients who had Cholecystectomy feels better after the surgery. Many of the patients do not experience any of the side effects or complications. Also, removal of the gallbladder does not mean that you will experience digestive system problems; most of the patients are able to go back to their daily routine and diet.
-Why Cholecystectomy instead of Gallstone Removal?
Unfortunately, cholecystitis is a chronic disease – gallstone removal does not solve the problem, and new gallstones are appearing in its place. Therefore, Cholecystectomy is recommended to patients suffering from gallstones.
-Which one is better – Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or Open Cholecystectomy?
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy has advantages like short recovery time and less risk of infection. Therefore, laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is a better option.Nowadays, open Cholecystectomy is performed only on patients who cannot undergo laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.
-Do I need a special diet to follow after the Cholecystectomy?
Most likely, after the operation, you will be able to go back to your usual diet as it used to be.Only a minority of patients may experience digestive problems causing them to choose a special diet.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.