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Open Cholecystectomy

The main function of the gall bladder is to store the bile produced by the liver and to supply it for the metabolic function of the body. Cholesterol stones and bilirubin pigment stones sometimes form in the gall bladder causing pain, discomfort, and metabolic distress. In these cases, it is necessary to go in for an open cholecystectomy surgery or opt for the laparoscopic mode. Many surgeons prefer an open cholecystectomy surgery in which a long incision is made in the abdomen and the gall bladder is removed. The patient is administered general anaesthesia during the procedure. The patient may be required to stay in the hospital for a few days following the surgery.