What is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Procedure, Risks and Recovery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, commonly known as ‘lap cholecystectomy’, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. At Marina’s Clinic, we are proud to offer this advanced surgical option, led by our skilled surgeon Dr. Preethi. This blog aims to provide com prehensive insights into the procedure, its benefits, recovery process, and the risks involved.

Understanding Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is preferred over traditional open surgery due to its less invasive nature. The procedure involves small incisions and the use of a laparoscope – a thin tube with a camera – to guide the surgery. This technique offers a clearer view of the operating area, making it a precise and efficient option.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy at Marina’s Clinic

Under the expertise of Dr. Preethi, lap cholecystectomy at Marina’s Clinic comes with several benefits. These include reduced pain post-surgery, minimal scarring, shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to daily activities. These advantages make it a preferred choice for patients requiring gallbladder removal.

Recovery After Lap Cholecystectomy

Recovery is a significant aspect of any surgical procedure. At Marina’s Clinic, we ensure that each patient receives personalized post-operative care. The recovery from lap cholecystectomy typically involves less discomfort and a shorter recovery period compared to open surgery. Most patients can resume normal activities within a week, though complete healing may take a bit longer.

Risks Associated with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

While lap cholecystectomy is generally safe, as with any surgical procedure, it carries certain risks. These may include infection, bleeding, and possible injury to nearby organs. Dr. Preethi and the team at Marina’s Clinic are committed to discussing these risks with patients beforehand, ensuring informed consent and the highest standard of care during and after the procedure.


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Marina’s Clinic, guided by the experienced hands of Dr. Preethi, offers a modern, patient-friendly approach to gallbladder removal. With its significant benefits, streamlined recovery process, and managed risks, it stands as an excellent surgical option for those in need. Our commitment at Marina’s Clinic is to provide each patient with the highest level of care, from initial consultation to full recovery.