Essay: Patients awaiting Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
According to Thornton et al, patients awaiting Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy are faced with continuous complications on the state of their pancreases. It is therefore evident that most of patients suffering from pancreatic complications are discharged when they are supposed to undergo the operation the first time symptoms are detected.
It is important to note that Cholecystectomy goes a long way in reducing the chances of a patient developing acute pancreatitis later in life. Doctors seem not to have established the correct timing for doing Cholecystectomy since most of the timing leads to the wrong diagnosis. (Thornton 2004) “Another part of the controversy centers on the timing once the acute attack has settled, with some advocating discharge home and elective readmission for Cholecystectomy in months to weeks while most now recommend Cholecystectomy as soon as possible during the initial hospital admission”.( Paloyan et al 1975). Patients were undergoing Cholecystectomy on the first admission but this was changed after it was established that patients had to wait for long periods in the hospitals as an operating schedule is being fixed.