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Can Homeopathy Treat Gallbladder Stone?

Dr. M. K. Gupta 86% (677 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Can Homeopathy Treat Gallbladder Stone?

Homeopathy can very well dissolve gall stones of small and medium sizes, and relieve the gall bladder and body permanently from the pain, suffering and complications coming from gall stones. One of the benefits of homeopathic treatment for gall stones is that your gall bladder does not need removal, and being an important organ for producing digestive enzymes, it is better to keep it in your body. The other benefit is that you get a side effect-free treatment, which is completely efficient and practical, and costs really low compared to other modes of treatments and surgeries.

But before one goes for a homeopathic treatment, a complete evaluation of the patient’s case history must be done so that the right medicine can be given as per the case, history, severity etc. Here is a quick look at the commonly used homeopathic medicines, which doctors, depending on your case history, may prescribe for your gall stone.

Homeopathic medicines used for treating gall stones

  1. Calcarea carbonica: If you have a family history of kidney and gall stones, are anxious and slow, overweight with high deposits of triglycerides and cholesterol, then you would be given this medicine.
  2. Chelidonium: If you get pain in any or both of the two patterns pain originating under your right shoulder blade and pain in the upper right abdomen, which spreads to the back, you will be prescribed this one.
  3. Lycopodium: This medicine is usually recommended in case you have a family history of stones in kidney and gall bladder, along with other complications like, chronic digestive disorders, high cholesterol, gastric problems, constipation, peptic ulcers, gas and bloating. The patient may usually get biliary colic pains late in the afternoon. He or she may also get irritated easily, and hate contradicting opinions.
  4. Natrum sulphuricum: The patient may have any or some of the problems like chronic diarrhea, gall stone pain, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, obesity and problem in joints. On top of that the patient may be too sensitive to changes in humidity and weather. In such a case, Natrum sulphuricum is given.
  5. Nux vomica: If a patient suffers from nausea, colic pains, spasmodic pains, heartburn and acidity, gas and bloating, and takes too much of rich and oily food and drinks, then this medicine is used to treat gall stones for him or her.

As you can see, there is a remedy for all types of patients. Hence in case of small to medium sized gall stones, you can always retain the gall bladder, avoid surgeries, and keep patience with systematic homeopathic treatment from an expert doctor. You will get positive results soon.

5 Myths About Gallstone Disease!

Dr. Harsh Garg 84% (14 ratings)
MBBS, Ms - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
5 Myths About Gallstone Disease!

Top Myths About Gallstone Disease -

1. Excess fat in diet is a cause of gallstone.

Reality is that excess fat in diet may cause the gallbladder to contract and cause pain but it will not lead to the formation of gallstones.

2. Gallstones are mostly a hereditary problem.

It is generally a lifestyle disease and generally not a hereditary disease though occasionally seen in families but no hereditary linkage has been established.

3. After your gallbladder is removed, you need to avoid fatty food.

Patients don't become fat intolerant after gallbladder removal. There is no medical literature to suggest that post cholecystectomy patients become fat intolerant as the gallbladder only stores bile.

4. Gallbladder removal removes only stones.

Stones reflect malfunctioning of gallbladder, so removing only stones will result in recurrence of symptoms.

5. Gallstones can be treated by using waves.

ESWL has been used for treating kidney stones. However, usage of this method can result in recurrence of gallstones and had many complications so it was abandoned.



 

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What Is Biliary Tract Disorder?

Dr. Ramakrishna Chanduri 88% (23 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad

What Is Biliary Tract Disorder?

Acute calculus cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder that develops in the setting of an obstructed cystic or bile duct. It usually develops after 5 hours of biliary-type pain. The initial inflammation is caused by chemical irritation, and bacterial infection probably is a secondary event.

Types:

malignant neoplasm of the gallbladder
malignant neoplasm of other parts of biliary tract
extrahepatic bile duct
ampulla of Vater
cholelithiasis
cholecystitis
others (excluding postcholecystectomy syndrome), but including
other obstructions of the gallbladder (like strictures)
hydrops, perforation, fistula
cholesterolosis
biliary dyskinesia
K83: other diseases of the biliary tract:
cholangitis (including ascending cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis)
obstruction, perforation, fistula of biliary tract
spasm of sphincter of Oddi
biliary cyst
biliary atresis

Symptoms of possible biliary disease:

Although symptoms may differ among bile duct disorders, symptoms common to many of the disorders include:

Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
Abdominal pain, especially in the upper right side of the abdomen under the rib cage
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of appetite, which may result in weight loss
Fatigue
Fever or chills
Itching
Light brown urine
Greasy or clay-colored stools

Diagnosis:

The tests performed vary according to the suspected bile duct disorder. However, tests commonly performed to diagnose many bile duct disorders may include:

*Blood tests
*Liver function tests
**Ultrasound
*Endoscopic ultrasound
*Computed tomography (CT) scan
*Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
*Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
*Liver biopsy

Gall Bladder Surgery - When Should You Really Go For It?

Dr. Yogendra Kumar 89% (55 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Gall Bladder Surgery - When Should You Really Go For It?

Surgery using a laparoscope is the most common way to remove the gallbladder. A laparoscope is a thin, lighted tube that lets the doctor see inside our belly. It is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or infected gallbladder.

The gallbladder is a small organ that sits right under the liver and is credited with bile storage, which can help the body in breaking down various kinds of fats that enter it. So, what all do you need to know about this operation? Read this list.

Reasons for Gallbladder Operation: The gallbladder is not a very efficient organ. It can lead to blockages and choking as the bile it stores can become very thick and difficult to handle. Also, this bile can harbour deposits that are hard ball like substances, usually known as gallbladder stones. The size of these stones can vary from the size of a grain to the size of a golf ball. 

Further, these gallbladder stones can cause infections, which can lead to symptoms like nauseavomitingbloating and more. Another reason can also be the gallbladder disease known as chloelithiasis, which can cause abdominal pain. Inflammation in the pancreas, also known as pancreatitis, can lead to gallbladder open removal surgery.

Risk: While the gallbladder removal surgery is usually considered a safe one, with little or no complications, there are risks attached to this surgery too. These include sudden and excessive bleeding and the creation of blood clots, allergic reactions to the drugs used as well as anaesthesia, blood vessel damage, accelerated heart rate which leads to an increased risk of contracting a heart attack or heart disease, infections, inflammation or swelling in the pancreas, and injuries caused to the bile duct during surgery.

You might also need this type of surgery if you have the following:

  1. biliary dyskinesia, which occurs when the gallbladder doesn't fill or empty correctly due to a defect
  2. choledocholithiasis, which occurs when gallstones move to the bile duct and potentially cause a blockage that prevents the gallbladder from draining
  3. cholecystitis, which is an inflammation of the gallbladder
  4. pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas

Laparoscopic surgery is preferred over open cholecystectomy surgery because the smaller incisions that are made reduce your risk of infection, bleeding, and recovery time.

Preparation: To prepare for your gallbladder removal surgery, the doctor may ask you to have a prescription fluid so that your bowels are flushed clean. You may also be asked to fast for at least six hours before the surgery so that there is no hindrance to the same. Also, the use of an antibacterial soap to bathe is usually prescribed so that the risk of contracting infections decreases.

While this surgery can be a simple one, you will have to take due care after the surgery to ensure that the recovery is fast and virtually pain free

How To Treat Gallstones In Women?

Dr. Puneet Agrawal 93% (374 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Agra
How To Treat Gallstones In Women?

Gallstones are bits of solid material that may be formed in the gall bladder. The gallbladder is a little organ located under the liver. You won't not know you have them until they've block your bile duct, causing pain that will need immediate medical intervention, and even hospitalisation in some cases.They may comprise of cholesterol, salt, or bilirubin, which consists of red platelets. Gallstones vary in size. They can be as little as a grain of sand or as even the size of an apricot in many cases.

Women are more likely to develop gallstones than men. Read on to know more:

Causes: There are a number of causes for this condition, especially in women. These causes are as follows:

  1. Intake of anti-conception medication pills, hormone trade treatment for menopause side effects, or pregnancy
  2. Fasting
  3. Malfunctioning of the gall bladder
  4. High cholesterol levels
  5. Gallstones may be created when there is excessive amount of cholesterol in the bile discharged by the liver. This bile normally separates the cholesterol and helps in the normal functioning of the liver and other digestive organs of the body.
  6. Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a substance created when your liver wrecks old red platelets. A few conditions, like cirrhosis of the liver and certain blood issues causes the liver to create more bilirubin than it ought to. This can lead to complicated conditions like gallstones.
  7. Bile: Your gallbladder needs to exhaust bile to be sound. In the event that it discharges its bile content, the bile turns out to be excessively thick which causes stones to shape.
  8. Weight: Being overweight or underweight can also cause a malfunction which can lead to the appearance of such stones. The diet also has a bearing in such cases.

Symptoms:

  1. Fever
  2. A yellowish tint in your skin or eyes, which can demonstrate jaundice
  3. Sickness or retching
  4. Clay coloured stools
  5. Pain in the right upper quadrant of your stomach area
  6. Nausea
  7. Vomiting
  8. Other digestive issues

Treatment:

Numerous individuals with gallstones may be asked to go through surgery to remove the gallbladder. These include the following:

  1. Laparoscopic cholecystectomyThe specialist passes instruments, a light, and a camera through a few little cuts in the midsection.
  2. Open cholecystectomy: The specialist makes bigger cuts in the belly to expel the gallbladder. You may have to spend a couple days in the hospital after the operation.
  3. Without getting operated: If you have a mild condition and your specialist feels you shouldn't have an operation, he may recommend medicines like chenodiol, ursodiol, or both. These medications work by dissolving cholesterol stones. One may experience mild loose motions as a side effect.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Gallstones - Risk Factors And Prevention

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 83% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Gallstones - Risk Factors And Prevention

What are Gallstones?

Many people have been diagnosed with gallstones in their gallbladder, since this not a common ailment they been asking themselves what gallstones is? So these are solidified substances of the food digestion fluid deposited in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a tiny part of the body that is mainly found on the right side of one’s lower body, slightly under the liver.

"The Gallbladder Acts as a Source and Storage of the Food Digestive Fluid Known as Bile that is Supplied to the Small Intestines to Help in Digestion"

Once formed these hardened substances have different sizes that range from as tiny as a grain of sand or even as big as a ball used to play golf. In some circumstances, a person may only suffer from one gallstone lump in their gallbladder, while others tend to develop several lumps at a single given time.

Symptoms of Gallstones in A Patient

Gallstones may not exhibit any signs or symptoms but if gallstones get into a tube and lead to blocking of the same tube, it may cause signs and symptoms such as

Unexpected and quickly increasing pain in the top right part of one’s abdomen.
Pain at one’s back especially the area between the two blades of the shoulders.
The right shoulder experiencing pain.
Spewing or queasiness.
Problems associated with the digestive system such as bloating, failure to fully digest ingested food, suffering from excess stomach gas and even experiencing heartburn.
The pain from gallstones may last over a few minutes or even some time extends to several hours.

What Causes Gallstone in The Gallbladder?

It’s not clearly evident what leads to one suffering from gallstones but doctors have attributed the formation of gallstones to factors such as

If A Person’s Bile Has Too Much Cholesterol - Any healthy person has bile which has adequate chemicals to eliminate the cholesterol produced by the liver. But if one’s liver produces more cholesterol than the bile required to eliminate it, then the extra cholesterol turns into solid substances and finally into the gallstones.

One’s Bile Has Too Much Bilirubin - Bilirubin is a chemical that is made by the body while the red blood cells are being broken down. There are several circumstances which lead to the body to produce too much bilirubin. They include conditions such as liver cirrhosis, biliary duct infections, and particular blood conditions or ailments. The extra bilirubin promotes solidification of the digestive juice into stones.

When One’s Gallbladder Does Not Empty in the Correct Way - If one’s gallbladder does not empty in the correct way or as many times as required by the digestive body system, then bile may turn to be very concentrated which promotes its solidification, in turn, turning into gallstones.

Risk Factors

There are Factors Which may Intensify The risk of one suffering from gallstones. These Factors may Include
If one is of the female sex
Age of 40 or above
If one is of Native American origin
If one is of Mexican-American origin
If one is overweight or suffers from obesity
If one stays inactive for long hours or periods
Being expectant for women
Taking meals with high-fat content

Taking meals which have high cholesterol contents
Taking meals which have low fiber contents
If one comes from a family which has a history of suffering from gallstones
Suffering from diabetes
If one loses their weight rapidly due to either diet change or a disease
If one takes drugs that have estrogen. For example, birth control medication which is taken by the mouth or drugs to help one treat their hormones
Suffering from cirrhosis which is a disease which affects the liver
 

Treatment For Gallstones

Most of the people who suffer from this condition often go for surgery to get rid of the whole gallbladder. This surgery entails two types of operations on the person suffering from gallstones.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - The most often done form of operation. The surgeon uses instruments such as a light and a camera passed through cuts made in the stomach while viewing the body interior on a video screen. One gets to go back home once the procedure is complete on the particular same day of the operation.

Open Cholecystectomy - The surgeon cuts large cuts in the stomach to get rid of the gallbladder. One has to stay hospitalized for several days after the operation.

If the gallstones are lodged in the bile tubes, a doctor may opt to use ERCP to locate and get rid of the stones before or when the surgery is being done.

Use of Medications - The doctor may prescribe drugs such as chenodiol (chenodiol), ursodiol (Actigall, Urso 250, Urso Forte), or both when they feel you do not need any surgery carried on you. The mediations liquefy the gallstones, though they may lead to one suffering from slight diarrhea. The disadvantages of using such drugs are that one has to take them for years to entirely eliminate the gallstones, the gallstones may crop up again once one stops using the prescribed medications.

How to Avoid Development of Gallstone in The Gallbladder?

One can minimize the risk of suffering from stones formed in the gallbladder by doing the following

Not Skipping Any Given Meal in a Day - One should as much as possible make sure that they keep up with their stipulated times to take their food each particular day. This reduces the chances of suffering from the same.

One Going Slow on Weight Loss - Since accelerated weight loss leads to one being highly exposed to suffering from gallstones, one should ensure to stick to losing between1 to 2 pounds per week.

Keeping An Optimum Weight - Being obese and weighing extra intensifies the chances of one suffering from gallstones. Ensuring an optimum weight by checking on the calories taken and exercising regularly. Once the optimum weight is achieved one should work on retaining it by only taking a balanced diet and doing exercises.

Conclusion

Since we know what is gallstones and what causes it, it then easy solves it in case of any problem. Long-term problems are not likely after getting rid of the gallbladder or treating the condition. Those without a gallbladder can live a normal life after recovery.

Gallstone Surgery - Know Everything About It!

Dr. Amit Jain 89% (61 ratings)
MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Noida
Gallstone Surgery - Know Everything About It!

These Gallstones don’t cause any problems in most cases. But prompt treatment is required if stones block ducts and cause infections and inflammation in the pancreas. This may lead to the removal of the gallbladder through a surgery, known as cholecystectomy, which further includes techniques such as laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy or open surgery.

Although it is a less vital organ, the body can cope up even after removal.

Procedure of surgery:

  1. The surgery involves removal of gallbladder and gallstones through several incisions in the abdomen. In order to see clearly, the surgeon inflates the abdomen with air or carbon dioxide.
  2. A lighted scope attached to a video camera is inserted into one incision near the belly button. The video monitor is used as a guide for inserting other surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove the gallbladder.
  3. Intraoperative cholangiography is the X-ray procedure which shows the anatomy of bile ducts. This is done before the surgeon removes the gallbladder.
  4. Bile flows from the liver through the common bile duct after the surgery into the small intestine. As the gallbladder has been removed, the gallbladder can no longer store bile between meals but has no effect or little effect on digestion.
  5. In case of open surgery, the surgeon reaches the gallbladder through a large, single incision in the abdominal wall.

Complications after gallbladder surgery:

This surgery carries some degree of risk like any other surgery. Complications such as internal bleeding, infection, injury to nearby digestive organs, injury to the bile duct and injury to blood vessels.

Types of gallstones:

There are three main types of gallstones. They are

  1. Mixed stones: They are made up of cholesterol and salts. They tend to develop in batches.
  2. Cholesterol stones: Mainly made of cholesterol, which is crucial to many metabolic processes. They can grow large enough to block the bile ducts.
  3. Pigment stones: The colour of bile is greenish-brown, due to some particular pigments.

Medical factors to consider before cholecystectomy:

The most important factor is a consideration of your medical history. This is because the pre-existing conditions influence decisions on surgery and anaesthetic and information about any bad reactions or side effects from any medications would be helpful for surgery.

Self-care after the surgery:

Taking rest is the most important thing after surgery. Avoid things such as heavy lifting and physical exertion. The usual recovery period after the surgery is one week.

Gallstones - What All Should You Know About It?

Dr. Manish K. Gupta 91% (69 ratings)
F.I.A.G.E.S , MNAMS (Membership of The National Academy) (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Gallstones - What All Should You Know About It?

Gallstones are small stones that form in the gallbladder as a result of the deposits caused by the bile, a type of digestive fluid. Actually, the gallbladder stores bile and releases it into the duodenum (part of the small intestine) for the digestion of fats. However, when the gallbladder is unable to release the bile properly, the bile deposits start building up and manifest in the form of stones. These stones vary in size, ranging from tiny sand-like grains to big golf ball-like stones.

Symptoms of gallstones: Many times, individuals have stones in their gallbladder and yet they do not experience any discomfort. These stones are very small in size and therefore, do not cause trouble. This is why they are called silent stones and for such individuals, treatment is not needed. But if an individual experiences discomfort, it is a signal for treatment. The signals come in the form of specific symptoms such as pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, pain between the shoulder blades, nausea, vomiting, fever, and even jaundice.

Causes of gallstones: Gallstones may result due to common. Excess bilirubin produced by the liver causes hard, dark brown stones called pigment gallstones. Even when the gallbladder cannot empty the bile, stones are formed due to the concentration of bile.

Treatment: Once gallstones are detected through a CT scan or ultrasound, the doctor begins the course of treatment. Gallstones can be removed only through surgery. In surgery, the gallbladder is removed to help the bile flow directly into the duodenum from the liver. This surgery is called cholecystectomy and it is a safe procedure. The removal of gallbladder does not affect the digestive system in any way. 

Prevention: Gallstones can form in any individual’s gallbladder but some people are more susceptible to the condition. Such individuals include women over 40, those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, obese/overweight individuals, and those with a family history of gallstones. Therefore, such people should be aware of the risk they face. If such individuals report any symptoms related to gallbladder stones, they should get it diagnosed immediately. Apart from this, one should also keep a check on the diet. A high-fat or high-cholesterol diet should be replaced with a high-fiber diet and one should also take meals on time. Not eating anything for long hours and fasting increases the risk of gallstones. Regular exercise also helps in this matter. Last but not the least, one should drink plenty of water as it regulates the functioning of the liver and prevents the formation of stones. Gallstones are a common disorder but they cause difficulties for the patient and hence, one should get it treated on time. If surgery is recommended, one should not delay it and get it done as soon as possible. Delay only aggravates the problem.

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How Homeopathy Can Help Treat Gallbladder Stones?

Dr. Amrita Dewan 86% (50 ratings)
BHMS, B.Sc - Botany, MSc - Counselling & Family Therapy
Homeopath, Bangalore
How Homeopathy Can Help Treat Gallbladder Stones?

Homeopathy can very well dissolve gall stones of small and medium sizes, and relieve the gall bladder and body permanently from the pain, suffering and complications coming from gall stones. One of the benefits of homeopathic treatment for gall stones is that your gall bladder does not need removal, and being an important organ for producing digestive enzymes, it is better to keep it in your body. The other benefit is that you get a side effect-free treatment, which is completely efficient and practical, and costs really low compared to other modes of treatments and surgeries.

But before one goes for a homeopathic treatment, a complete evaluation of the patient’s case history must be done so that the right medicine can be given as per the case, history, severity etc. Here is a quick look at the commonly used homeopathic medicines, which doctors, depending on your case history, may prescribe for your gall stone.

Homeopathic medicines used for treating gall stones

  1. Calcarea carbonica: If you have a family history of kidney and gall stones, are anxious and slow, overweight with high deposits of triglycerides and cholesterol, then you would be given this medicine.
  2. Chelidonium: If you get pain in any or both of the two patterns pain originating under your right shoulder blade and pain in the upper right abdomen, which spreads to the back, you will be prescribed this one.
  3. Lycopodium: This medicine is usually recommended in case you have a family history of stones in kidney and gall bladder, along with other complications like, chronic digestive disorders, high cholesterol, gastric problems, constipation, peptic ulcers, gas and bloating. The patient may usually get biliary colic pains late in the afternoon. He or she may also get irritated easily, and hate contradicting opinions.
  4. Natrum sulphuricum: The patient may have any or some of the problems like chronic diarrhea, gall stone pain, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, obesity and problem in joints. On top of that the patient may be too sensitive to changes in humidity and weather. In such a case, Natrum sulphuricum is given.
  5. Nux vomica: If a patient suffers from nausea, colic pains, spasmodic pains, heartburn and acidity, gas and bloating, and takes too much of rich and oily food and drinks, then this medicine is used to treat gall stones for him or her.

As you can see, there is a remedy for all types of patients. Hence in case of small to medium sized gall stones, you can always retain the gall bladder, avoid surgeries, and keep patience with systematic homeopathic treatment from an expert doctor. You will get positive results soon. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Surgical Option To Remove Gallstones - Know Which One Will Be Better For You!

Dr. Sandeep Jha 92% (403 ratings)
DNB (Surgical gastroenterology, MS( General Surgery), MBBS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of International College of Robotic Surgeons
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Surgical Option To Remove Gallstones - Know Which One Will Be Better For You!

Diet and other lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise and high waist-hip ratio are seen to be the significant contributing factors of certain medical conditions, gallstones one among them. Gallstones have become a highly prevalent issue in India, with an increasing number of patients reporting abdominal pain and discomfort. And it is also seen to be more common in females than in males. If your doctor suspects this problem, then he would proceed with the diagnosis and treatment as applicable.

How are gallstones treated?
If gallstones are not leading to any signs or symptom, then in such cases the treatment is not required. However, if an individual suffers from any symptoms or a gallbladder attack, then the health care provider normally recommends undergoing surgery. This surgery is used for removing the gallbladder. Sometimes, the individual may not be in a condition to undergo surgery and, in such cases, conventional treatment may be used for curing the disorder.

The surgery for the removal of the gallbladder is known as the cholecystectomy and is one of the most common surgical interventions performed for people with gallstones. The gallbladder is not considered to be a significant organ in the human body. This means that an individual can easily survive without the gallbladder. As the gallbladder is removed, bile starts flowing out of the liver through common and hepatic bile ducts without creating any issues.

What are the surgical options required for removal of gallstones?
There are two types of surgeries used for removal of stones in the gallbladder. These are explained below.

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomyIn this surgery, the surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen for the insertion of a laparoscope, which has a tiny camera attached to it. This camera enables a magnified image to be sent to the video monitor so that the surgeon can see the tissues and organs clearly. At the same time, the surgeon uses certain instruments for carefully separating the gallbladder from the liver, bile ducts and other organs. Then the gallbladder is carefully removed through one of the small incisions. This is the most suitable options for the removal of the gallbladder since it is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient can go home the same day.
  • Open cholecystectomy: This is done when the gallbladder has severe inflammation or infection or scars from different operations. This may also be performed at the time of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In such cases, the surgeon switches to open cholecystectomy as a safety means for the patient.

What to expect after the procedure?
A small percentage of the patients have softer and more frequent stools after the removal of the gallbladder. These changes in bowel habits are normally temporary, and they are required to be consulted with the expert.
Since the incidence of gallstones is found to be related to gallbladder cancer, it is essential to work with your doctor to avail proper treatment and avoid such dire complications. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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