Friday, December 03, 2010

My lap cholecystectomy

I went for lap cholecystectomy yesterday at Sime Darby (Subang) Medical Center in Subang. The operation took less than one hour. This procedure remove my gall bladder as it was full of stones.
Some of the stones. Some were so huge that the surgeon had to crush them. That explain why the stones in the above pictures look like being crushed.
Key holes operation were done. I was under general anesthetic (GA). The technology is now so advanced that this operation can really be a "one day affair". Only four holes were made for this operation. 
I was given a CD of the whole procedure. I captured one image for your viewing. Click on the above picture if you think you can stand the gross image.

8 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ai yah....now when I hear Key Hole...I shiver loh...

William said...

CY: Actually Key Hole operation is the most advanced technology. There is hardly any pain.

suituapui said...

Oh, stones... They say it's because you do not drink enough water. Hope you're ok now...

matt said...

hmmm, did you have any symptoms before this? how did you find out about those stones?

William said...

stp: Not too sure what is the cause. Perhaps insufficient water is a problem. Or maybe we were given calcium pills when we were young and we were not drinking enough water.

matt: As for me, there is no symptom. I found out during an ultrasound scan last year during my medical.

Twilight said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! So many stones and they look scary! Arrrrgh!!!!! You must have suffered a lot pain and discomfort. Are you planning to place the stones inside your fish aquarium to admire? LOL

William said...

Twilight, actually there is no pain or any symptom.

Hmmmm... I am still thinking what to do with the stones... perhaps too precious to go into the aquarium.

Stephanie said...

Gallbladder stones nothing to do with lack of water. More likely due to the fatty diet and food. =p I probably have gallstones as well =p