Gall Bladder Removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) Surgery Cost

Gallstones are stone formations in the gallbladder. They are present in the bladder in different sizes and shapes. The condition where gallstones get detected is known as cholelithiasis. Doctors advise this treatment when they detect such formations in the gallbladder. The name given to the treatment for removal of the gallbladder is known as Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.

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Following are the minimum, maximum & average costs for Gall Bladder Removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) Surgery in top 14 cities of India.
City NameAvg. CostMin. CostMax. Cost
Ahmedabad 56923 34740 85000
Bengaluru 63720 9900 115000
Chennai 61550 37800 110000
Faridabad 46917 27500 65000
Ghaziabad 56256 35000 90000
Gurgaon 54403 33000 87000
Hyderabad 58941 25000 150000
Jaipur 35508 13750 47400
Kolkata 48288 28000 90000
Lucknow 42167 27000 55000
Mumbai 68722 36200 175000
New Delhi 54530 20700 110000
Noida 50758 36000 75000
Pune 60195 24700 115000

The patient needs cholecystectomy if he or she has inflammation in his/her pancreas/gallbladder/ a dysfunctional gallbladder. It is done to free the patient from pain caused by gallstones that block passage of bile.

The doctor prescribes Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and various blood tests before the surgery. It is extremely important to maintain an empty stomach to avoid vomiting after administering anaesthesia.

The laparoscopic gallbladder surgery lasts for around 2 hours. A tube for initiating intravenous therapy is attached to a vein in the arm for medication and fluid injection. This is done before the general anaesthetic is administered.

The surgery starts with the doctor inserting a laparoscope into an incision made in the stomach. Thereafter, the stomach is inflated to drill small holes for removing the gallbladder. After this the doctor uses special X-rays to check the bile duct for possible problems. The openings are stitched up before moving the patient to the room. In most cases, the patients are allowed to go home the same day as the surgery.

Consumption of fibre rich foods like fruits, vegetables, wholemeal bread is advisable for few days post surgery. One week is the time which a patient can expect to take for complete recovery post surgery. Driving can be resumed after a week or so. Recovery time is shorter when compared to open surgery for gallbladder removal.