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Open Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Disease

Peter F. Rovito, MD*; Yoko Young Sang, MD*; Jacob C. Mesiti**
*World Surgical Foundation
**Medical Student, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

1. Introduction

2. Surgical Approach

3. Incision and Access to the Abdominal Cavity

  1. Division of the Rectus Abdominis Muscle
  2. Incision of the Posterior Rectus Sheath and Peritoneum

4. Abdominal Exploration and Gallbladder Exposure

5. Dissection of Calot's Triangle

6. Clipping and Division of Cystic Duct and Artery

7. Separate Gallbladder from Liver Bed

8. Final Check for Hemostasis

9. Closure

10. Post-op Remarks