A comparative study of conventional cholecystectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Shivakumar C. R., Girish S. Noola


Background:Laparoscopic surgery is rapidly becoming popular alternative to traditional operative procedure for a variety of diseases. Endoscopic surgery is associated with diminished pain and cosmetic disfigurement as well as quicker resumption of normal activities has accelerated its acceptance by surgeons. This is exemplified by the recent introduction of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The present study shows the compassion between conventional Cholecystectomy and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.

Methods: This series consists of a study of our first 25 cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Basaveshwara Teaching General Hospital (BTGH) and 25 cases of conventional cholecystectomy done in BTGH.

Results:Postop stay in hospital is most important factor which makes lapchole, more favourable than conventional chole. In our study the average stay of lap chole was 3.4 days and that of conventional chole cases was 11.4. So patients who underwent lap chole returned to their routine job/work much earlier than those who underwent conventional chole. This advantage enables lap chole to be more cost.

Conclusions:The patients’ interest should not be sacrificed in ones urge to boost their ego by being on of the “small select group”, who practice laparoscopic surgery.


Conventional cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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