1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

This document replaces previous guidance on single‑incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (interventional procedure guidance 346).

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of single‑incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy is adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that normal arrangements are in place for clinical governance, consent and audit.

1.2 Single‑incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy is technically challenging and should only be carried out by experienced laparoscopic surgeons who have had specific training in the procedure.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)