Operative Management of Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis

Alexander Perez, Theodore N. Pappas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


With an annual rate of greater than a quarter of a million hospital admissions and an associated cost of greater than two billion dollars, cholelithiasis and cholecystitis have a tremendous impact on the health care system. Their diagnosis and associated symptoms are one of the most common reasons for clinic visits and the second most common reason for gastrointestinal-related hospital admissions in the United States. Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized the way these patients are managed. This technique provides a safe and effective therapy that also results in reduced wound-related complications compared with open cholecystectomy. This enhanced recovery has made the laparoscopic cholecystectomy one of the most commonly performed abdominal surgeries in the United States, with more than 500,000 performed each year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Subtitle of host publication2 Volume Set
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780323402323
ISBN (Print)9780323531771
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Cholelithiasis
  • cholecystitis
  • cholecystostomy
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
  • partial cholecystectomy
  • robotic surgery
  • single incision laparoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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