Recommendation ID
What is the long-term effect of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on outcomes that are important to patients?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
There is a lack of information on the long-term impact of cholecystectomy on patient outcomes. Many patients report a continuation of symptoms or the onset of new symptoms after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and these affect quality of life. Research is needed to establish the long-term patient benefits and harms, so that appropriate information can be provided to patients to aid decision-making and long-term management of their condition.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Gallstone disease: diagnosis and management
Date issued
October 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 27/11/2014