Gall Bladder Removal: Solution for Gall Stone Problems

By AdminPosted On 17-01-2018

Gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy is a surgical process to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that is used to collect and store bile which is a digestive fluid produced by the liver. Once stones are formed in gallbladder, its digestive function is lost and removal warranted. Gallbladder removal is a common surgery and a daycare procedure.


Gallbladder surgery can be performed by two methods

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Gold Standard)
  • Open cholecystectomy (Rare)

The symptoms which show need of gallbladder removal are

  • Severe pain in the upper abdomen
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Bloating
  • Jaundice (yellow skin)

Several tiny incisions are made to remove the gallbladder in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A tiny camera and special surgical tools are used to safely perform surgery. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) utilizes single small incision for even better cosmesis.

Gallbladder removal is recommended when a person has

  •  Cholelithiasis or Gallstones in the gallbladder
  •  Cholecystitis or Inflammation in gallbladder
  •  Gall Bladder Polyps
  •  Biliary Pancreatitis or Inflammation in pancreas due to gallstones
  •  Biliary dyskinesia

Choledocholithiasis or Gallstones in the bile duct when it may be combined with Laparoscopic CBD Exploration or ERCP(Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography)

Recovery After Gallbladder Removal

 After laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the patient can go home the same day. The patient is able to eat and drink without pain and can even start walking, a few hours after the surgery. It provides for a much faster recovery and superior cosmesis when compared to open cholecystectomy era when a large incision used to be made.

Department of Bariatric, Metabolic and Minimal Access Surgery at Max super specialty Hospital is headed by Dr.Nikhil Agnihotri who is a highly qualified Bariatirc and Laparsocopic Surgeon in New Delhi providing quality health care services in Delhi, India.

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