It is the surgical process of removing the gallbladder. This surgery is very common and one with a low risk of complication. Hence if one does have a serious and unavoidable problem with their gallbladder, the doctor recommends a cholecystectomy.
The surgical process of cholecystectomy includes two different methods. Those are:
The open cholecystectomy is only done if the gallstone or if the inflammation is quite large and complicated.
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You may have to undergo the tests as prescribed by the doctor to evaluate the type, size, and location of the gallstone for surgery. Patients with other ailments like allergies, liver and blood disorders are approached in a slightly different manner as compared to those without them. Hence, one must visit the doctor for the best treatment option.
An alternative is laparoscopic cholecystectomy or gallbladder removal, a minimally intrusive option as compared to open surgery (cholecystectomy) associated with faster recovery and less postoperative complication. But this is decided by the treating doctor.
Small gallstones do pass through the faeces. However, the larger ones get stuck and may lead to pain, infection and obstruct the bile ducts. Hence, one must visit a doctor for treatment to avoid further complications.
If the gallstones cause the patient severe pain and are left untreated for a long time it may cause a condition called acute cholecystitis which is dangerous and needs immediate treatment.
It is seen as an infection that may spread to the surrounding tissues (leading to sepsis) due to gallstone obstruction in the gallbladder. Hence, it is better to seek treatment on experiencing any symptoms from a suitable doctor.
To avoid complications and prevent the recurrence of gallstones you must maintain a healthy diet, drink lots of water each day, lose weight if obese, and get treated for any underlying diseases like heart problems, liver cirrhosis, etc that can cause gallstones in the future.
Some studies do suggest this, as it may cause an increase in cholesterol level and worsen other conditions like heart problems, diabetes, and intestinal issues that can later cause gallstones to develop.
Preferably a surgical gastroenterologist must be consulted.
Jaundice, Pancreatitis, acute cholecystitis, infection leading to sepsis, cancer and acute cholangitis.
Your doctor will be the right person to tell you if you’re suitable for gallbladder removal through some tests done to evaluate type, size and location of the gallstone. The approach is different for those with allergies, liver ailments and blood disorders.
It may happen when the stones are small enough to reach the intestine through bile duct and get finally out with stool. However, they may get stuck in gallbladder or bile ducts and cause pain, infections and obstructions, leading to the need for medical help.
The gallbladder does not perform any important functions. So, its removal will cause no issues to the body, and you will still be able to live a normal, healthy life.
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is one of the safest general surgeries.
No, if the gallbladder is left intact, it will result into the recurrence of stones within 3-6 months. The gallbladder with gallstones is a diseased one and needs to be removed.
Yes, we do offer free transportation to and from the hospital where the surgery is conducted. We pick you up from your home for the surgery to be done and drop you back after the surgery is completed.
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