General Surgeon Claims Laparoscopic Gallbladder Procedure Send Many Patients Home Sooner

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Removal of the gallbladder, a surgical procedure once associated with long hospital stays and difficult recovery, now offers many patients a quick recovery and a short hospital visit.

Removal of the gallbladder, a surgical procedure once associated with long hospital stays and difficult recovery, now offers many patients a quick recovery and a short hospital visit.

George Liberis, MD, Sc.D, FACS, a general surgeon in New City, New York emphasizes the benefits of the latest gallbladder procedure called laparoscopic cholecystectomy to his patients. During this procedure, a laparoscope is used to see inside the patient's body and remove the gallbladder with several small incisions. This differs from an open cholecystectomy, where one large incision is made into the abdomen. Healing is easier and usually much quicker with a laparoscopic procedure.

"The procedure enables patients to return to work sooner, experience less pain after surgery, and shorten their hospital stay in many instances. The muscles of the abdomen are not cut during the procedure as they are during an open cholecystectomy so recovery is often quicker with less pain," states Dr. Liberis.

The 2005 Indian Journal of Gastroenterology (Issue 1, Volume 24) cites a study, conducted between June 2002 and May 2003 of 55 patients with symptomatic gallstone disease, which concluded that patients having laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus open cholecystectomy showed less impairment in pulmonary function after surgery. Pulmonary function is how well the patient's lungs are functioning and transferring oxygen into the blood. The study also revealed that a lower frequency of atelectasis, a shrunken airless state of the lung, was present in patients who had the laparoscopic surgery.

About George Liberis, MD, Sc.D, FACS

Dr. Liberis graduated from the University of Athens Greece, receiving both his MD degree and Sc.D in 1977 Suma cum laude. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College .He has been practicing surgery since 1981 and for the last eleven years has been in private practice in New City, NY. He practices the whole gamut of general surgery but he is more interested in the surgery of biliary system and focuses on laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

More information about Dr. Liberis' credentials and specialties can be found at http://www.drliberis.com/

For an interview or further information, please contact George Liberis, MD, Sc.D, FACS at 28 New Hempstead Rd., New City, New York 10970, or call (845) 634-8024. A photo of Dr. Liberis can be found at: http://www.drliberis.com/images/DrLiberis_small.jpg

Dateline: September 24, 2005, New City, New York

Contact Name: George Liberis, MD, Sc.D, FACS

Contact Phone: (845) 634-8024

Web Address: http://www.drliberis.com/

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