Overview about Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a small bag, roughly the shape and size of a pear that sits underneath the liver, on the right side of the abdomen. Its main purpose is to store and concentrate bile produced by the liver. Bile is released from the gallbladder after eating, aiding digestion. Bile travels through common bile ducts (CBD) into the small intestine. Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder.

These stones develop because cholesterol and pigments in bile sometimes form hard particles. Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time.

    Signs & Symptoms

  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen
  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen, just below your breastbone
  • Back pain between your shoulder blades
  • Pain in your right shoulder
  • Nausea or vomiting

    What are the causes of Galstone?

  • Recurrent severe abdominal pain or vomiting.
  • Jaundice due to blockage of the common bile duct due to stones.
  • Acute pancreatitis (swelling of pancreas) which can have catastrophic sequel of multi-organ failure and other serious complications.
  • Pus formation in the gallbladder (Empyema).
  • Cholangitis (life threatening infection of biliary system).
  • Associated with Cancer of gallbladder in the long term.

How do we treat Gallstones?

  • Identifying the size of the Gallstones is the first step of treatment with an Abdomen Ultrasound .
  • If the size of the Gallstones is too small then you can take the risk have it pass your duct without blocking your duct
  • If the size of the Gallstones is big and since Gallstones can not be removed directly then a Surgery is the only option
  • Gallbladder Removal Surgery is mainly called Cholecystectomy in clinical terms
  • Traditionally it is Open Cholecystectomy however there is also a Minimally Invasive Surgery called Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy

Traditional Open Cholecystectomy

This kind of Surgery is the traditional way of doing a Gallbladder Removal Surgery or Open Cholecystectomy. Surgeon makes a 6 Inch i.e. 15 Centimetre incision in the the abdomen below your ribs on the right side. Then the surgeon removes the Gallbladder. The incision is then sutured. This kind of Surgery typically takes 1-2 hours in the Operations Theatre.

Minimal Invasive Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy Surgery is the advanced way to remove a Gallbladder with the help of Laparoscopic Instruments. Surgeon makes 4 incision in your Abdomen and from one of the key-hole incision they will insert the Laparoscopy Instrument, the top of which has a camera. With the help of this Camera the Surgeon is the inside of the Abdomen on the big screen and with the help of other compact laparoscopic instruments inserted from the 3 Key-holes the Surgeon then removes the Gallbladder. After this the Surgeon sutures the incision.

Single Key-hole Incision Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy(SILS)

A Single Key-hole Incision Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy is done by Surgeon who has the skill to use the most advanced Laparoscopic Instruments to remove a Gallbladder with only 1 Key-hole incision at the navel. This kind is only done by most advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon. In this Surgery you will not have any scar shown on your abdomen because the key-hole will only be on your Navel which is rarely identified. This Surgery will normally take 1-2 hours too.

Why Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)?

Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery performed entirely through a single incision

Newest adavanced Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) which replaces four incisions with a single incision & Outdated Open Surgery.

  • No Scar and No Stitches
  • Only 24 hr Hospitalization
  • Fast Recovery
  • Reduced blood loss

Benefits of SILS Surgery

Open Surgery Single Incision Laparoscopy
Incision/Cut Size Large (8-10cm) Single Incision Less Than 1cm
Recovery Time 2-3 Weeks 1-2 Days
Blood Loss/Blood Vessel Injury More Minimal
Scar Very Ugly No Scar
Pain/Nerve Damage More Severe Pain Very Minimal Pain

Don't Ignore Treatment

  • Prevent : from any Gallstone Cancer
  • To Avoid : Cholangitis (life threatening infection of biliary system).
  • To avoid : Acute pancreatitis

Why UPHI Gallbladder Centre?

  • All Insurances Accepted
  • Expertise in Single-Port Procedure in Gurgaon
  • Highly Experienced Surgeons
  • Dedicated Nursing Care Team

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