What is Gallbladder Surgery?

Gallbladder surgery, or cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder. Your physician may recommend this procedure if you experience pain from gallstones that block the flow of bile. If your doctor recommends cholecystectomy, surgical approaches could include:
  • Open surgery through one large incision
  • Traditional Laparoscopy surgery through 3-4 small incisions
During traditional laparoscopic surgery, your abdomen is inflated to provide your physician with adequate space to look inside your body and perform certain operations using instruments within the abdomen.

Gallbladder Surgery with Low Impact Laparoscopy

Different than traditional laparoscopy, with Low Impact Laparoscopy, your physician gently inflates your abdomen using less pressure and operates with much smaller instruments through ultra-small openings.

STANDARD INCISIONS

LOW IMPACT INCISIONS

LOW PRESSURE

  • Gently inflates your abdomen to create the space needed to perform your procedure

ULTRA-SMALL OPENINGS

  • Up to 4x smaller than standard laparoscopy1
  • Reduces appearance of scars associated with conventional laparoscopy incisions

What to Expect During Low Impact Laparoscopy Gallbladder Procedure

During a typical Low Impact procedure, your physician will make a standard incision in or near your belly button and three ultra-small incisions to remove your gallbladder. The procedure usually takes approximately 30-60 minutes. With Low Impact Laparoscopy, your physician may recommend your procedure be scheduled on an outpatient basis.

Talk to Your Doctor About treating your Gallbladder with Low Impact Laparoscopy

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