Updated: Nov 4, 2022
When compared to traditional surgery techniques, laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive with smaller incisions. It also leads to lesser pain and faster recovery rates where patients are able to enjoy a normal lifestyle with bare minimum changes.
Am I eligible for a Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery?
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most common type of gallbladder surgery. However, if you have severe gallbladder problems or if you have had previous surgery in your upper abdomen it may not be an option for you. Dr Jaideep Raj Rao performs a thorough consultation with his patients before presenting their eligibility options on a case by case basis.
How is Laparoscopic Gallbladder removal in Singapore done?
You will be given general anaesthesia for your laparoscopic surgery which means you will be asleep during your surgery. The surgeon would then, make an incision near your belly button and insert a small device known as a port. This port creates an opening that your surgeon can use to fill gas in order to create space to perform the surgery. A small camera is then inserted through the port so that the surgeon can have a better view of the surgery. Finally, the gallbladder is gently disconnected and taken out through one of the incisions. Usually, an operation like this requires 3 to 4 incisions, but in some cases, it may be more.
When the surgery is finished, the surgeons closes these incisions with tiny stitches, staples, surgical tapes or glue which disappear as you heal.
What to expect post the surgery?
You will be discharged on the day of the procedure or the next day itself. You will experience some pain post the surgery which can be controlled with pain medicine.
Dr Jaideep Raj Rao will consult with you after the surgery to guide you through the pain management, diet and recovery process.
You can go back to normal activity within a week or two after the surgery.
How much does Gallbladder Surgery cost in Singapore?
The cost of gallbladder surgery can be variable depending on many factors like hospital variation costs, insurance coverage, eligibility for MediSave claims & additional procedures.
To know your eligibility & for hassle-free experience, please WhatsApp us your insurance details.
Do I have cashless eligibility for this procedure?
Cashless eligibility refers to the option of zero out-of-pocket fees upon treatment and hospitalisation.
We can help to check your eligibility for a seamless and hassle-free experience, Please WhatsApp us your insurance details to know more.
If I have private insurance, do I need to pay cash for this procedure?
It depends on your insurance provider, but in most cases, this surgery would be claimable. If you are Singaporean, The Integrated Shield Plan would allow you to claim additional coverage apart from your Medishield Life.
Our staff specialises in consultation regarding financial costs & insurance coverage. Contact us on WhatsApp to know more.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Our belief is characterised by holistic care for our patients with personalised treatment options. We truly believe that in order to achieve proper treatment, we need to cater to each individual with a personalised medical approach ensure optimal care and early recovery.
Dr Jaideep Raj Rao is affiliated with most of the common private insurance providers within Singapore and Globally. Our staff has been trained to answer most queries relating to insurance eligibility and financial counselling, in order to make your experience smooth & hassle free.
You can also refer to MOH’s Historical Transacted Bill Sizes & Fee Benchmark for specific costs related to your query.
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