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.c6711Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review