Postoperative patient attitudes and perceptions of transvaginal cholecystectomy

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Mar;20(2):119-21. doi: 10.1089/lap.2009.0386.


A survey was conducted in order to dispel misconceptions about natural orifice transvaginal cholecystectomy. Forty-two patients were surveyed after having undergone that procedure. Those patients were asked questions related to 1) patient satisfaction, 2) whether they would recommend the procedure to others, and 3) dyspaurenia. The survey was done after a sexual abstinence period that varied from 30 to 40 days. We encountered no complications, and all patients liked the procedure and would recommend it to family and friends. No patient developed dyspaurenia. The postoperative responses were unanimous and positive for all questions. The result of this postoperative transvaginal cholecystectomy survey will help patients and surgeons ease their fears and social taboos and better communicate, and this will help patients to become aware of the option of transvaginal peritoneoscopy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / methods*
  • Cuba
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mexico
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vagina