Laparoscopic gallbladder removal rate
A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Laparoscopic surgery refers to a surgery done through small incisions with the help of a camera and other small surgical instruments. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is removal of the gallbladder using laparoscopic techniques. For some patients, a laparoscopic procedure is not possible because of prior surgeries or other factors.
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal often has fewer risks and complications than traditional surgery, so a higher rate of this type of procedure may indicate a hospital that provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
This measure tracks the number of cases of laparoscopic gallbladder removals out of every 100 adult gallbladder removals done in the hospital.
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