The surgical procedure that removes the gall bladder is known as Cholecystectomy. The gallbladder is responsible for storing bile (a substance produced by the liver that helps in breaking down fat for the purpose of digestion). This surgical procedure was earlier performed by making an incision at the right side of the upper abdomen but now it is performed by using a laparoscope that involves only 3-4 small incisions.
There are two ways for removing gallbladder that include -
Candidates for Cholecystectomy usually possess following conditions -
Calcium carbonate, cholesterol and calcium bilirubinate chemicals get unbalanced then it may form gallstones. Gallstones are categorized into two types -
It has been seen in many cases that people suffering from gallstones usually develops no symptoms. The reason for this is that these gallstones stay inside the gallbladder without resulting into any problem. Some of its symptoms are -
Usually gallstones are discovered when a patient is being diagnosed for some other condition. These gallstones are discovered after an ultrasound test, a blood test, an x-ray, a cholesterol test or an ultrasound scan. The signs of obstruction, jaundice, infection or pancreatitis are determined by performing blood tests. The different types of tests include -
Treatment of gallstones is only done when gallbladder has resulted in the blockage of the bile ducts, inflammation in the gallbladder or when the gallbladder has moved into the intestines. Low fat diet is recommended for the patients who are being treated.
Ursodeoxycholic acid helps in dissolving cholesterol gallstones. This treatment can be completely effective in 24 months.
The gallstones are ruptured with the help of ultrasonic shock waves. If the gallstones are small then they can easily pass from the stool of the patient. This treatment is only done when there are less gallstones.
The surgical procedure of Cholecystectomy is performed for removing the gallbladder. This procedure is done with minimal invasive surgery where a tiny incision is made. A large incision is made in open Cholecystectomy in the abdomen of a patient. If there is severe inflammation in the gallbladder then open surgery is required.
This is minimally invasive robotic procedure is performed for removing the gallbladder. The 3-D high definition images are viewed by the surgeon who also moves robotic arms that are connected with surgical instruments. The system precisely imitates the movements of the wrist, hand and fingers of the surgeon that provides real movements of surgical instruments within the patient. This procedure only requires 3-4 small incisions and a single incision is done at the belly button from where the diseased organ is removed. This procedure is a recommended treatment for non-functioning gallbladder and gallbladder pain from gallstones. Some of its benefits include -
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in India is performed at a very low cost. India is known for its latest medical facilities where all the surgeries are performed by well-trained surgeons.