Use the Quiz and Article to extend your knowledge of the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Procedure
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the minimally invasive surgical procedure for removal of the gallbladder. The first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in Germany in 1985. Since that time, it has become the procedure of choice for gallbladder removal amongst surgeons and patients. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been shown to decrease hospital length of stay, decrease patient pain, and decrease visible surgical scars as compared to the open approach.