Like many cancers, gallbladder cancer typically don’t show symptoms until it is in more advanced stages. Gallbladder Cancer is rare and also very treatable when caught early.
In terms of gallbladder cancer treatment, a cholecystectomy (removal of Gallbladder) is typically performed by a general surgeon experienced in gallbladder surgeries. This procedure is also usually done laparoscopically. Additionally, this procedure is typically done in order to prevent the cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. Surgery of the Gallbladder may also be accompanied with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
At KYM Surgery, our gallbladder surgeon can perform laparoscopic (keyhole) gallbladder surgery:
- Laparotomy (open surgery) – An incision is made on the abdomen to access the gallbladder.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (keyhole surgery) – Surgical instruments with a light attached to a camera are inserted into the body through small abdominal incisions to access the gallbladder.
Between the two, surgeons often prefer keyhole surgery. This is because it is less invasive and has minimal downtime and discomfort, as well as reduced risk of complications.