Gallbladder Surgery - The dark side Medical Fraud?

Doctors Opinion 1996- LC over diagnosed and should still be classified as ‘ experimental”

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the current “gold standard” for the treatment of gallstone disease. A H Sain One real issue that continues to befall laparoscopic cholecystectomy and still is a matter of current rigorous debate is the question of safety, especially with regard to the risk of bile duct injury. It is well known that the risk of bile duct […]

Average cost of Gallbladder Surgery in the US is $40,000

  How Much Does Gallbladder Surgery Cost? The gallbladder is an organ that stores bile, which helps to digest fats. Surgery to remove the gallbladder, also known as cholecystectomy, typically is done for gallstones or gallbladder function problems that cause symptoms such as pain, nausea or infection. Risks of gallbladder surgery can include reaction to […]

Non reporting of Bile Duct Injury during cholecystectomy (by your surgeon) is high as 73%

“the entrepreneurial exploration of the procedure is some areas has further complicated the objective analysis of the procedures “ Occurrence of Bile Duct Injury during the early 1990′s learning (experimental ) stage reached epic levels of 15%. This risk was never disclosed to new patients. Surgeons training requirements were priority and patient injury was an […]

Evidence – Laparoscopic cholecystectomy hospitalisations, an Australian study

Conclusion why  Interpretation Potential reasons for the variation include differences in: • Risk factors for gallstones, such as obesity, gender, diabetes and sedentary lifestyle • Thresholds for performing the procedure in patients with biliary colic or asymptomatic gallstones • Referral patterns of general practitioners • Risk factors and delays in care, which might be higher […]

Has laparoscopic cholecystectomy changed patterns of practice and patient outcome in Ontario

M M Cohen, W Young, M E Thériault, and R Hernandez Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) on patterns of practice (number of cholecystectomy procedures, case-mix and length of hospital stay) and patient outcomes in Ontario. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population-based time trends using hospital discharge data. SETTING: All acute care hospitals in […]

Fraud: Cholecystectomy for uncomplicated gallbladder stones does not follow evidence-based recommendations

ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy was followed by a steep increase in the cholecystectomy rate, which has remained on an unchanged, high level. The main indication for cholecystectomy in Denmark in cases with uncomplicated gallbladder stones is socially debilitating pain. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the indication “socially […]

Advent of laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Cholecystectomy’s increased from 1988 to 1993 recorded 18, 28- 159%

Evidence: Increase in Increased Cholecystectomy from 1989 to 1992 (4 years) 60% Increased Cholecystectomy Rate After Introduction of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy David A. Foster, PhD; J. D. Kleinke; Janet Young-Hasler, MD JAMA. 1994;271(7):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510310030016   FullText Abstract To the Editor.  —In their article, Legorreta et al1 suggest that the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy may have caused an increase in the overall […]

Quackwatch – Needless Surgery ” Avoid gallbladder surgery unless…. ”

    Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions Operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D. Quackwatch is now an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. To help visitors with special areas of […]

Medical Study – Ripping out gallbladders for no good reason except for revenue

Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Jan;37(1):98-106. doi: 10.1111/apt.12105. Epub 2012 Oct 28. The rising tide of cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia. Abstract BACKGROUND: Expert consensus defines biliary dyskinesia as a rare disorder of the gall-bladder characterised by pain and impaired gall-bladder function. AIM: To determine trends in cholecystectomy rates for biliary dyskinesia in the United States. METHODS: As […]

Medical Study : Surgical fraud – unnecessary cholecystectomy’s for money and training

Cannizzaro Hospital (Italy) Ethics Committee commissioned this study to investigate why laparoscopic cholecystectomies had dramatically increased and whether unnecessary overtreatment was taking place. The study found: 9.38% underwent surgery due only to the presence of gallstones being diagnosed and no other symptoms present. over 20% presented vague symptoms again after the cholecystectomy, demonstrating that the symptoms that led […]