Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has now replaced open cholecystectomy as the first-choice of treatment for gallbladder stone and inflammation of the gallbladder.
Very small (1 cm and 1/2 cm) incisions are made through which the surgeon introduces a laparoscope (lens) and specialized instruments to perform the extraction of the gall bladder. This is a safe procedure that provides several benefits in the post-operative period. This includes less pain, faster recovery, lower infection rate and less chances of incisional hernias. It also leads to faster return to normal activities.
Lap. Gallbladder Stone Surgery