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What has NICE said?

What has NICE said?

Single‑incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.

Cholecystectomy means removal of the gallbladder for several conditions, including gallstones. This procedure should only be done by surgeons with special expertise and training in single-incision cholecystectomy.

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.

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