Cholecystectomy: Procedure, Benefits, Recovery And Cost

A cholecystectomy is a surgery that is done to remove our gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ which is placed right underneath our liver and the upper side of our abdomen. Our gallbladder’s duty is to store the digestive fluid which our liver produces. Cholecystectomy is required if the doctor says that our gallbladder is not working anymore and it needs to be removed. It may be necessary if someone is experiencing pain from gallstones that block the bile flow. Cholecystectomy is a common surgery with close to none risk of complications. In many cases, a person is suggested to go home on the very same day as the treatment. The procedure of cholecystectomy is done by inserting a tiny video camera and special surgical tool through four small incisions in our body. Its purpose is to see the inside of our abdomen and remove the gallbladder. This is also known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy. There’s another type of cholecystectomy, in which one large incision is used and it is called an open cholecystectomy.

Cholecystectomy Benefits

A cholecystectomy is done to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by the dysfunctional gallstones. Multiple treatments which are done in place of Conservative treatments, such as dietary modifications, usually can't stop gallstones from recurring. A cholecystectomy is the only way to prevent gallstones. Most of the times people don't usually face any other or digestive problems after a cholecystectomy. But there are cases when people might experience occasional loose stool after the procedure, which generally cures over the passing time.
Following your procedure, you are supposed to discuss with your doctor any changes in your bowel habits and activities. The pace and quality of your recovery is also dependent on your overall health and the type of procedure you have gone through. People undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be able to go back to work in a matter of days while the ones undergoing an open cholecystectomy may need a week or more to recover enough to return to work.

Cholecystectomy Recovery

Most people are allowed to go home the same day as the treatment. There are a few cases of complications but it does not require a stay in the hospital for more than a day. In the cases of a long incision in our abdomen, the doctor might recommend us to stay in the hospital longer than usual. We can not always know about what type of procedure will be used as it depends on the condition and the doctor’s decision.

To make your recovery quicker and easier you should:

  1. Ask a friend or family member to drive you home and stay close the first night after surgery.
  2. Anaesthesia takes time to wear off, keep yourself company to stay safe.
  3. Recovery varies depending on your procedure
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

People are recommended to go home on the same day as their surgery. You can eat and drink without pain and are able to walk without help.

  • Open cholecystectomy

Expect to spend two or three days in the hospital recovering. Once at home, it may take four to six weeks to fully recover.

Cholecystectomy Cost in Pakistan

The cost of Cholecystectomy falls between PKR 30,000 - 50,000. It mostly depends on the equipment, condition of the patient, hospital and the doctor performing the procedure.

Best Doctors for Cholecystectomy In Pakistan

Below is the list of best eye surgeons who perform Cholecystectomy in Pakistan. Find complete details, timings, patient reviews and contact information. Book appointment or take online video consultation with the listed doctors. Call at Marham helpline: 042-32591427 to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Sadaqat Ali Khan Checked Image

  • MBBS, MCPS(Gen surg), FRCSEd, FICS(USA)
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • review-img27 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 3000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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Prof. Dr. Afsar Ali Bhatti Checked Image

  • M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S.(Gen.Surgery), FACS (USA)
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • review-img19 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2500
  • Available on Call
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Dr. Mahmood Mazhar Checked Image

  • MBBS, FRCS
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • review-img5 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Dr. Maaz Ul Hassan Checked Image

  • MBBS, FCPS, FLS, Board Certified in Laproscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Bariatric Minimally Invasive Surgery, Diploma in Laparoscopic & General Surgery
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • review-img140 Positive Reviews
  • Chishtian
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Dr. Khalid Mahmood Checked Image

  • MBBS, FCPS
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Rawalpindi
  • PKR 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Dr. Aamir Hussain Checked Image

  • MBBS, FCPS (General Surgery), Dip (General Surgery), Dip (Laproscopic Surgery)
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • review-img1 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 500 - 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Dr. Zahid Mahmood Checked Image

  • MBBS, FCPS
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic
  • Hammeroid
  • Fissure fistula
  • Breast surgery
  • Cancer
  • General Surgery
  • Cancer Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Hernia Tumour Surgery
  • laparoscopy
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia
  • review-img21 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 04:30 AM - 07:00 PM
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Dr. Shahzad Alam Shah Checked Image

  • MBBS,FCPS
  • General Surgeon
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • review-img14 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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