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Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (SILC)

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: May 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2009
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North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
May 14, 2008
May 16, 2008
December 15, 2009
March 2008
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Safety and feasibility [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00678873 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Short-term clinical outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
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Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

The investigators aim to investigate the safety, feasibility and short-term outcomes of Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.

The investigators hypothesize that Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is safe and feasible.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard approach for the treatment of gallbladder disease. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now performed as an outpatient procedure and it commonly requires the use of 4 separate small incisions. Single incision or single access trans-umbilical surgery may provide less pain, scarring and may improve patient's overall satisfaction.

In this phase I trial we aim to evaluate the safety, feasibility and short-term outcomes of Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for the treatment of symptomatic cholelithiasis (gallstones).

Phase 1
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Procedure: Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
A single trans-umbilical incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy will be performed by standard fashion and under general anesthesia.
Other Names:
  • Single incision surgery
  • Single access surgery
  • Single incision laparoscopy
  • Single access laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Single access laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
Experimental: Surgical group
Patients with ultrasound proven symptomatic cholelithiasis (gallstones).
Intervention: Procedure: Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
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December 2009
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults male and female(>18 years old)
  • Capable of giving informed consent
  • Ultrasound proven cholelithiasis
  • Symptomatic cholelithiasis
  • Elective cholecystectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Contraindications for general anesthesia
  • Morbid obesity
  • Multiple previous abdominal surgeries
  • Uncontrolled medical conditions
  • Acute cholecystitis
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Homero Rivas, UT Southwestern
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Homero Rivas, MD UTSouthwestern
North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
August 2008

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