Two eras of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: an experience of 3000 cases


  • Jahangir Sarwar Khan Department of Surgery, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Raheel Ahmad Department of Surgery, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan



Common bile duct injury, Complications, LC


Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) a minimal invasive procedure is regarded as gold standard for gallstone disease for many years. With increase learning curve of surgeons, the incidence of complications of this procedure decreases significantly. The purpose of study was to compare the experiences of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed.

Methods: It was a retrospective cohort study conducted in Surgical Department, Rawalpindi Medical College and author's surgical clinic. From 1st January 1998 to 31st December 2014. Total 3000 patients of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy were divided into 2 groups. First 1500 cases (operated between January 1998 to December 2007) in Group A and next 1500 cases (operated between January 2008 to December 2014) in Group B. Preoperative diagnosis, intraoperative findings and injuries especially incidence of CBD injuries with post-operative complications and their management were evaluated.

Results: Out of 3000 cases 2585 (86.1%) were females and 415 (13.8%) were males. Total 18 (0.6%) cases had CBD injury during LC. 17 cases were in group A which decreased significantly to 1 case in Group B. Mean operative time was 30 minutes. Wound infection remained the most common postoperative complication.

Conclusions: In our setup, the burden of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones have increased with very low incidence of complications.

Author Biographies

Jahangir Sarwar Khan, Department of Surgery, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Professor of Surgery 

Surgical Unit 1

Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi,Pakistan

Raheel Ahmad, Department of Surgery, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Poatgraduate Resident General Surgery 

Surgical Unit 1

Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi,Pakistan


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