Nursing Care Plan – Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)

gallbladder-removal-series Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The operation is done to remove gallstones or to remove an infected or inflamed gallbladder.

Benefits and Risk

Gallbladder removal will relieve pain, treat infection, and in most cases stop gallstones from coming back. The risks of not having surgery

are the possibility of worsening symptoms, infection, or bursting of the gallbladder.

Possible complications include bleeding, bile duct injury, fever, liver injury, infection, numbness, raised scars, hernia at the incision, anesthesia complications, puncture of the intestine, and death.

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Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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