Liver Surgery

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Liver Surgery

Liver Surgery is a surgical procedure to remove part of liver.

Procedure of Liver Surgery

In general, a liver surgery follows these steps:

  • 1. You’ll be put to sleep under general anesthesia before the liver surgery. If you’re having open surgery, you may also have a transversus abdominis plane nerve block, which will help with pain management after you wake up.
  • 2. If you’re having open surgery, your professional will make one long incision across abdomen to open your abdominal cavity and having laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon will make 4 to 6 “keyhole” incisions, which they’ll use to place the camera and surgical instruments to do the operation.
  • 3. Your surgeon will identify the section of your liver that needs to be taken out.
  • 4. Your surgeon will finely dissect tissue of liver, isolating the blood vessels and bile ducts. They use ultrasonic energy devices to dissect liver and control bleeding.
  • 5. If you’re having laparoscopic or robotic surgery, your surgeon may make an additional 2- to 5-inch incision for the resected liver. The size of the incision depends on the tumour size and how much liver is removed from the body.
Risks of liver surgery
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Bile leakage
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Pleural effusion