Care of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy
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Care of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Lisa Graham Laparoscopic specialist sister, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

This article discusses laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or surgical removal of the gall bladder through a process also known as keyhole surgery. It explains the pre- and post-operative nursing care of patients undergoing this surgery. The anaesthetic considerations and operative technique are also described.

Nursing Standard. 23, 7,41-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.10.23.7.41.c6711

Correspondence

lisa.bloxham@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review