cholecystectomy

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cho·le·cys·tec·to·my

 (kō′lĭ-sĭ-stĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. cho·le·cys·tec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the gallbladder.

cholecystectomy

(ˌkɒlɪsɪˈstɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of the gall bladder

cho•le•cys•tec•to•my

(ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɛk tə mi, ˌkɒl ə-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical removal of the gallbladder.
[1880–85]

cholecystectomy

Surgery to remove the gallbladder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cholecystectomy - surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
lap choly, laparoscopic cholecystectomy - removal of the gall bladder through small punctures in the abdomen to permit the insertion of a laparoscope and surgical instruments
Translations

cho·le·cys·tec·to·my

n. colecistectomía, extirpación de la vesícula biliar.

cholecystectomy

n (pl -mies) colecistectomía
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From application point of view, the market for general surgeries has been further segmented into procedures including cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, appendectomies, and antireflux surgeries.
Contract awarded for Purchase of 200 surgical services cholecystectomies
During my address as president of the Board of Trustees of the AAGL in 2008, I noted that essentially 95% of all cholecystectomies, 95% of all bariatric surgery, and 70% of all appendectomies in the United States were performed laparoscopically.
Nearly all cholecystectomies are performed with laparoscopy.
Nine patients with solitary metastasis of RCC in the gallbladder were alive without evidence of disease at a follow-up 10 to 72 months after their cholecystectomies.
Traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomies, or gall bladder removals, involve four half-inch or smaller incisions that may leave scars.
All of the delayed cholecystectomies were performed between 1 and 30 months after RYGB, at an average of 11 months.
An increasing number of laparoscopic cholecystectomies are contributing to the growing number of patients with postcholecystectomy recurrent pain syndromes.
These results suggest that the use of a diet with protein mainly (or solely) derived from plants could reduce the number of cholecystectomies and reduce health care costs.
Some 80 percent of cholecystectomies are done via laparoscopy, in which surgical instruments and a tiny video camera are inserted into several small incisions in the abdomen.
Currently, 90 percent of cholecystectomies are done laparoscopically, and the procedure is the most common one performed in a general surgery practice.
However, during the early 1990s, when the conversion from open to laparoscopic cholecystectomies was evolving, Aetna witnessed an approximate 50 percent increase in the volume of cholecystectomies.