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  • About Gallstones

    When the excess cholesterol present in the bile turns into crystals, they are called gallstones. The gallstones do not let the gallbladder empty properly. Gallstones are of different sizes and sometimes cause the inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis). If the gallstones form repeatedly, laparoscopic surgery is needed.

    Overview

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    Gallbladder Stone in Different Languages
    • Gallbladder stone in Hindi- पित्ताशय की पथरी
    • Gallbladder stone in Telugu- పిత్తాశయం రాయి
    • Gallbladder stone in Tamil- பித்தப்பை கல்
    • Gallbladder stone in Bengali- পিত্ত পাথর
    Types of gallstones
    • Cholesterol stones
    • Pigment stones
    • Mixed stones
    Complications of untreated Gallbladder Stones
    • Inflammation of the gallbladder
    • Blockage of the common bile duct
    • Blockage in the pancreatic duct
    • Gallbladder cancer
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    Treatment

    Diagnosis

    The excellent diagnosis by an expert professional will include the discussion on patients medical history, physical examination as well as lab and imaging tests to diagnose gallstones. During the physical examination, the specialist doctor may check the body, asks what you eat during the day and for pain in the abdomen. The other tests may include:

    Blood tests: These tests are performed to measure the amount of bilirubin in the blood; the tests also help determine how well the liver is functioning

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): In this test, a tiny camera is inserted in the gastrointestinal tract; it helps the doctor view the gallstones stuck in the bile duct

    Abdominal Ultrasound and CT scan: These tests are performed for better imaging and pictures of the gallbladder; these images can be analyzed to look for symptoms and signs of gallstones

    Procedure

    To remedy the gallstones, medications will not help but only suppress pain. Advanced surgical methods, on the other hand, are effective, much more successful when performed with Laparoscopic equipment. Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery is performed by making a small incision instead of a bigger one. The laparoscope has a tiny video camera and surgical tools; the tube, camera, & tools are passed in through the incision. The surgeon looks at a TV monitor and removes the gallstones as the laparoscope provides excellent imaging.

    The most recommended Laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery has a lot of benefits, the same are listed here:

    • Smaller incision causes less pain
    • Recovery time is much faster
    • The healed incision will leave no scar
    • You can resume your everyday routine quickly
    • Most suitable for office and business professionals

    Gallstone Surgery Recovery Time in Chennai

    Gallstone Surgery Complete Recovery Period Hospital Stay
    ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) Up to 1 week Usually outpatient may require a short stay.
    Gallstone Open Surgery 6-8 weeks Varies, typically 2-7 days depending on the procedure.
    GALLSTONES CBD Calculus 6 weeks Varies, typically 2-7 days depending on the procedure.

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    Why choose Pristyn Care for Gallstone Surgery ?

    Best Gallstone Surgery Clinics

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    Advanced Gallbladder Stone Removal Surgery

    At Pristyn Care, we leverage advanced laparoscopic and traditional techniques to remove the gallbladder entirely. The treatment is minimally invasive and the damage to other organs and structures is negligible, along with high success rates.

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    Expert Laparoscopic Surgeons

    Our expert gallstone doctors have 10+ years of experience in performing gallbladder removal surgery or cholecystectomy safely. The doctor compiles a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

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    Smooth Recovery & Post-op Care

    Pristyn Care team and doctors will stay in touch with you to provide ample support and proper care after surgery. We provide free follow-up consultations to all the patients to ensure they have a smooth recovery.

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    Insurance Approval & No-Cost EMI

    We accept all health insurance to cover the gallstone treatment cost. No-Cost EMI service is also available for all patients to divide the entire treatment cost into easy installments.

    Frequently Asked Questions on Gallbladder Stones Treatment

    Can Gallbladder Stones move inside the body?

    Yes, Gallbladder Stones are small-sized masses that usually stay in the gallbladder. However, in many cases, they move and cause complications by blocking the ducts of the internal organs including the gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and small intestine.

    Is laparoscopic surgery for Gallbladder Stones in Chennai the best treatment?

    Yes, there is no doubt that the laparoscopic technique is the most efficient one for treating gallstones as it involves small incisions and the procedure is less painful.

    Is there any food that triggers Gallbladder Stones pain?

    Yes, foods with high-fat content and processed foods can trigger gallstone pain. Greasy and fried items in vegetable or peanut oil can also make the pain worse to handle and you might have to consult a doctor.

    Where can I get the best Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai?

    Pristyn Care is the best center for Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai as the service comes with lots of perks.

    What does Pristyn Care offer for Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai?

    With Pristyn Care, you get

    • Highly experienced surgeons
    • Affordable treatment
    • Single-Port Procedure expertise
    • Assisted surgery experience
    • Post-surgery care and follow-up

    What will be the success rate of Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai?

    The success rate of Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai with Pristyn Care is approximately 99%.

    What are the risk factors for Gallbladder Stones?

    Gallstones are most likely to form in case you are a woman, age over 40, obese, or have a family history. It can also arise due to lack of exercise, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, diabetes, intestinal disease, hemolytic anemia, or you take medicines for low cholesterol.

    Is an insurance claim available for Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai?

    Yes, Pristyn Care will take care of the insurance-based formalities prior to your Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai.

    Will laparoscopic Gallbladder Stones Treatment cure the disease?

    Yes, laparoscopic treatment for Gallbladder Stones is the safest procedure that guarantees a permanent cure.

    Can Gallbladder Stones become a serious issue?

    Yes, if not treated on time, gallstones can cause serious issues like

    • Gallbladder infection
    • Inflammation in the pancreas
    • Blockage of live and bile ducts
    • Severe tears in the gallbladder that can be fatal sometimes

    At what point should I opt for Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai?

    If you feel unbearable pain in your abdomen that lasts more than 2 to 6 hours, it is best to look for a Gallbladder Stones treatment service near you.

    How long will it take to recover after laparoscopic gallstone surgery in Chennai?

    The recovery after laparoscopic treatment is rapid which means you can get back to your routine as soon as your body allows you.

    What type of doctor removes gallstones?

    A gastroenterologist or a general surgeon usually provides treatment for gallstones. They specialize in both gallstones and gallbladder removal. The doctors can diagnose your symptoms and condition and provide either surgical or non-surgical treatments.

    Which is the best gallstone clinic near me in Chennai?

    Pristyn Care is one of the best gallstones clinics in Chennai. If you are looking for Gallbladder Stones treatment, you can contact Pristyn Care and consult with expert doctors. Pristyn Care clinics are located in several places of Chennai and are easily accessible from almost all parts of Chennai.

    What size of gallstones need surgery?

    Gallstone surgery may depend on the size and number of stones. You may have several gallstones measuring about 0.5 cm or one gallstone measuring up to 5 cm in diameter. You may have one big stone or several grain-sized stones. It is not only the size that determines the need for surgery but also the number of stones in the gallbladder. A gastroenterologist or a gallstone specialist would be the best person to determine whether you need surgery for your gallstone removal or not.

    Is there any gallbladder stone remedy in Ayurveda?

    The common ayurvedic medicine for gallstones involves using:

    • Turmeric
    • Aloe Vera
    • Gokshura (dried fruits of Tribulus Terrestris)
    • Kalonji (Nigella Sativa)
    • Black pepper

    These ingredients can be used to cleanse the body and improve the overall health of the individual. However, there is no evidence that using these remedies will cure gallstones.

    Is medicine for gallstones effective?

    Yes. There are several medicines available that can dissolve gallstones and make it easier for the body to excrete them through waste. One of the most common medicines is Ursodiol or Chenodiol that is available as oral bile acid pills. The medicine breaks down the stones made up of cholesterol slowly. You should also know that the stones may take two years or longer to dissolve completely with this medicine.

    Does gallstone cause heartburn?

    Yes. Heartburn is one of the most common symptoms of gallbladder stones. It usually arises after a meal and gets worse when the person bends over or lies down. Sometimes, heartburn may persist several hours after eating.

    How to test for gallstones at home?

    It is not possible for you to diagnose gallstones at home. To confirm that you have gallbladder stones, you’ll need the following tests:

    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • Endoscopic ultrasound
    • Oral Cholecystography
    • Hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan (HIDA)
    • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Blood tests

    What is a gallbladder operation called?

    The gallbladder removal procedure is called a cholecystectomy. If the open technique is used for the surgery, the name changes to open cholecystectomy. And if the laparoscopic technique is used, the name becomes laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    What is the gallstone operation cost in Chennai?

    On average, gallbladder stone removal cost in Chennai varies from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 for open cholecystectomy and Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    What are the factors that affect laparoscopic cholecystectomy cost in Chennai?

    Various factors that affect the cost of laparoscopic cholecystectomy are given below:

    • Choice of hospital
    • Admission, discharge, and bed fee for hospital
    • Doctor’s consultation and operating fee
    • The severity of the condition
    • Risks and complications
    • Diagnostic tests
    • Post-surgery care

    Is there a permanent cure for gallbladder stones?

    The permanent cure for gallbladder stones is undergoing surgery that involves the removal of the gallbladder itself. Once the bladder is removed, the bile juice won’t be stored in a place and there will be no chances of recurrence.

    Is it possible to dissolve Gallbladder Stones?

    Yes. It is possible to dissolve gallstones with the help of bile salt. There are certain medications available in the market that can be taken orally to dissolve the stones. However, it may take years to dissolve the stones completely.

    Can apple juice help get rid of Gallbladder Stones?

    Apple juice for gallstones is considered a good technique to cleanse the gallbladder. The juice can stimulate the bowels and help to empty the bladder correctly

    What is cholecystoscopy?

    Also known as percutaneous cholecystoscopy, it is a type of endoscopic examination performed after the drainage of the gallbladder to look for stones or other abnormalities.

    Which doctor to consult for gallbladder stones?

    You can consult a primary care provider (PCP), general surgeon, and gastroenterologist for the treatment of gallbladder stones. They will diagnose the condition and suggest the most appropriate treatment method in your case specifically.

    Where can I find the best gallbladder stone doctor in Chennai near me?

    You can find an experienced gallstone specialist at Pristyn Care. We have some of the best gallstone surgeons in Chennai who are well-trained in both traditional and modern techniques of Gallbladder Stones treatment. They have helped numerous patients to get rid of gallstones with a success rate higher than 95%.

    Are there any homeopathic medicines for gallbladder stones?

    Yes. There are several medicines available for gallbladder stones in homeopathy, such as Calcarea carbonica, Chelidonium, lycopodium, natrum sulphuricum, nux vomica, etc. However, there is no evidence that these medicines can effectively treat gallbladder stones.

    Which is the best hospital for gallbladder surgery in Chennai?

    A hospital is considered best for a particular treatment when it:

    • Provides high-quality medical care at affordable prices
    • Has state-of-the-art facilities
    • Uses modern diagnostic and surgical tools
    • Follows a patient-centric approach
    • Provides assistance to the patient

    Pristyn Care follows these principles and provides Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai at our partnered hospitals in a seamless manner.

    What are the common gallbladder operation complications?

    The most common risks and complications that can arise during gallbladder removal surgery are:

    • Bile leakage
    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Injury to the bile duct, liver, and small intestine
    • Side effects of anesthesia, such as blood clots or pneumonia

    The risks of complications usually depend on the patient’s health and the reason for undergoing cholecystectomy.

    What are the side effects of gallstones?

    The common side effects of gallstones include:

    • Sudden and rapid pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen.
    • Intensifying pain in the center of the abdomen or below the breastbone.
    • Back pain between the shoulder blades.
    • Pain in the right side of the shoulder.
    • Nausea or vomiting.

    If you have stones in the gallbladder, these problems will arise randomly.

    Can infection occur in the gallbladder due to stone?

    Yes. If the stones get stuck in the neck of the bladder, it can cause inflammation and block the flow of bile juice as well. This will cause a serious infection that can be fatal if not treated on time.

    Is 1.5 cm (15mm) Gallbladder Stones big?

    Though there is no normal size for gallstones, a gallstone of 1.5 cm (15mm) is considered large. Normally, multiple gallstones can be present in the bladder measuring up to the size of 0.5 cm. However, it is rare for the stones to grow up to 5 cm.

    Are Gallbladder Stones dangerous?

    Gallstones themselves are not dangerous or fatal. However, they can cause complications that can be life-threatening. That’s why doctors often advise not to leave gallstones untreated for a very long time.

    Can gallbladder stones cause cancer?

    Gallstones are one of the most common risk factors for gallbladder cancer. Around 4 out of 5 people who get diagnosed with gallbladder cancer have stones. But it happens rarely.

    Is it necessary to remove the gallbladder for gallstones treatment?

    It may not be necessary to remove the gallbladder to treat gallstones. In some cases, the stones can be safely removed if they are not causing any symptoms. Gallbladder removal is recommended when gallstones are symptomatic and causing problems in the pancreas, bile duct, or bladder itself.

    What are the different techniques available for gallbladder stone operation?

    There are two techniques available for gallbladder stone surgery:

    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, also known as keyhole surgery.
    • Open surgery, also known as laparotomy.

    Both these techniques are effective but have several risks. The technique is decided by the doctor after the proper diagnosis of the patient.

    Is it safe to remove the gallbladder?

    Yes. It is entirely safe to remove the gallbladder. Doctors usually recommend this when the patient has had repeated gallstone attacks. Thanks to the advanced laparoscopic technique, the gallbladder can be safely removed with minimal complications.

    Will gallbladder removal surgery permanently cure gallstones?

    Yes. Once the gallbladder is removed surgically, the bile juice won’t be stored and flows directly from the liver into the stomach. Therefore, the cholesterol or bilirubin won’t precipitate due to prolonged storage and the chances of stone formation become zero.

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    Advanced Daycare Procedure for Gallstone in Chennai

    Gallstones have become a prevalent health issue nowadays. So, if you are seeking advanced daycare treatment for gallstones in Chennai, Pristyn Care provides Care-buddies who will stay by your side and provide you with everything you need throughout the treatment. The entire treatment is a bit much to handle especially if you don’t have a family member accompanying you. But, Pristyn Care takes care of this aspect too as we provide Care-buddies to all the patients who seek treatment with us. From giving discounts for the diagnostics tests to helping you pay the treatment cost using insurance money or in easy EMIs, we will clear the path for you so that you don’t have to worry about anything apart from your health.

    We follow modern practices to maximize the chances of success for gallstone surgery in Chennai. Get in touch with Pristyn Care and experience simple and efficient medical services at an affordable price.

    Gallstone Specialist in Chennai at Pristyn Care

    The specialists at Pristyn Care are doctors and surgeons with more than 12 years of practical experience. Our medical experts understand that a patient’s trust is the fundamental aspect of their relationship. A patient will be honest with the doctors when they feel like the doctors won’t judge them for a few mistakes made in the past. This is the ideology we follow to make the patients open up so that our doctors can provide better care

    Having a rapport as a gallstone specialist is not something that any doctor can build within a few years of practice. It is built after serving and helping the people to improve their health. Most of the patients feel like doctors don’t pay attention to their cases as much as they should. We remove this problem by having our doctors consult with you in a detailed and thorough manner. For doctors, surgery is a part of their job whereas for patients, getting surgery is a complex matter as it may affect their whole life. But with the help of Pristyn Care specialists, the patients can clear all their doubts regarding the treatment and assure that the procedure is safe and sound. We take the right approach from the beginning to maintain the standards that our patients expect us to hold.

    Why do People Choose Laparoscopic Surgery in Chennai?

    Both surgical and non-surgical methods are available for Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai. However, the only procedure that can successfully remove gallstones and pace up the recovery is laparoscopic treatment. No matter how many home remedies you try, the stones will gradually become a serious problem and start affecting your health. Hence, the ideal solution is to go through a minimally invasive procedure that can permanently cure the disease.

    People suffering from gallstones choose laparoscopy as the best treatment because it is the most effective procedure with minimal chances of risks or complications. Furthermore, the use of anesthesia and minor incisions saves you from the pain and fastens the recovery and healing process. Besides all this, laparoscopic Gallbladder Stones treatment is safe and you won’t have a strict diet or physical restriction post-surgery. Pristyn Care focuses on laparoscopic treatment as it has a success rate of more than 90% and only 5-11% chances of recurrence. We even take the liberty to follow-up with our patients to ensure that they are maintaining a healthy lifestyle so that you won’t need to visit a doctor more often than necessary.

    Clinics for Gallbladder Stones Treatment in Chennai

    In order to make sure that our services are accessible to everyone who needs them, Pristyn Care has associated with regional clinics and hospitals all over Chennai to acquire the best-of-the-best doctors for Gallbladder Stones treatment. We follow the standard procedure of treatment and ensure that all the clinics have state-of-the-art facilities so that your mind can be at ease knowing that you are receiving the most optimal treatment. From ample support to proper care, insurance paperwork to travel expenses, we cover all different aspects of the treatment as your health is our top priority.

    Chennai is a metro city where you will find unlimited options for Gallbladder Stones treatment. But, in most cases, you won’t have any idea how they operate or what services they cover. We keep everything crystal clear from the start to provide a hassle-free experience.

    Cut down the Gallbladder Stones Treatment Cost in Chennai with Pristyn Care

    Every year, around 5% of people back out from having Gallbladder Stones treatment because they can’t afford it. Pristyn Care recognizes these issues and offers flexible payment options to cover treatment costs. You can use insurance and also pay for the treatment using a credit card or debit card. We also handle the pick-up service before the surgery and also drop you off afterward safely.

    Our care buddies will stay by your side to accompany you and take care of your needs as well. Once the gallstones are removed successfully and it’s time for discharge, we even handle the discharge paperwork to get you out of the hospital. We will also ensure that you get home safely and pay attention to your health in the upcoming days. Health issues like gallstones can arise in any individual without any symptoms. And in such cases, the problems get unnoticed unless it becomes serious. If the stones get stuck inside the bile duct, it can even create an emergency situation for you where the surgery will be your last option. So, if you need to go through surgery, rely on expert doctors at Pristyn Care and get the best Gallbladder Stones treatment in Chennai.

    How do gallstones form?

    A gallstone is a stone that forms inside the gallbladder due to precipitated bile components. The presence of gallstones is called cholelithiasis. The common reasons for gallbladder stone formation are:

    • Bile containing too much cholesterol
    • Bile containing excessive bilirubin

    In all these cases, the excess cholesterol and bilirubin may start to crystallize and eventually turn into stones. Besides the above-mentioned reasons, there are two other factors that impact gallstone formation. The first one is the frequency and ability of the gallbladder contractions. If the contractions are incomplete and infrequent, the bladder won’t empty properly and cause the bile to become over concentrated. The second factor is the presence of proteins in the liver and bile that either promote or inhibit gallstone formation.

    Initially, the size of these stones is equal to a grain of sand. However, it can grow quickly and become as large as a golf ball. Moreover, the gallbladder may contain one or multiple stones of smaller or equal size.

    What are the different types of gallbladder stones?

    Gallbladder stones are divided into three different types based on their composition. These types are explained below:

    • Cholesterol Stones- It is the most common type of gallstone. Around 35% to 90% of stones present in gallstones are cholesterol stones. They can be light yellow, dark green, brown, or chalk white in color and have an oval shape. Usually, their size is between 2 to 3 cm long, but they can also grow larger if left untreated for a long time.
    • Pigment Stones- This type of gallstone is composed primarily of bilirubin, which is an insoluble bilirubin pigment polymer, and calcium (calcium phosphate) salts present in the bile. Around 2% to 30% of stones present in the gallbladder are bilirubin or pigment stones. They are small and often dark in color.
    • Mixed Stones- Also known as brown pigment stones, they are composed of 20-80% of cholesterol. The rest of the constituents can be calcium carbonate, palmitate phosphate, bilirubin, and other bile pigments, such as calcium bilirubinate, calcium palmitate, and calcium stearate. These types of stones usually form when the biliary tract gets infected.

    All these three types of stones can be present in the gallbladder altogether or alone. But in each scenario, you will need proper treatment for them.

    Why should gallbladder stones not be left untreated?

    When left untreated, gallbladder stones can turn into a serious medical issue. If you don’t take a proactive approach for your health and consult a doctor to remove the stones, it can cause the following complications:

    • Inflammation of the gallbladder(Cholecystitis)- When the stone gets stuck in the bladder, it will cause inflammation, severe pain, and fever.
    • Blockage of the common bile duct- When the stones enter the bile duct and get stuck there, it causes infection in the bile duct, jaundice, and severe pain as well.
    • Blockage in the pancreatic duct- Pancreas is connected to the bile duct directly. Hence, there is a high possibility that the stones can travel to the pancreatic duct as well. If this happens, it will cause inflammation in the pancreas (also known as pancreatitis). Due to the inflammation, you will experience intense and constant pain in the abdomen and may need immediate hospitalization.
    • Gallbladder cancer- Frequent occurrences of gallstones can increase the risk of gallbladder cancer as well. Though it is rare, it is better that you seek proper treatment to reduce the chances of gallbladder cancer.

    Ignoring gallbladder stones is not advisable under any circumstances. You should consult a doctor and discuss what you can do to get rid of the stones permanently.

    Prevention of Gallbladder Stones

    It is mostly our lifestyle that increases the risk of gallbladder stone formation. Therefore, you can prevent gallstones by making the following changes in your daily life:

    • Do not skip meals- Try your best to stick with the usual meal times each day. Skipping meals can cause excess bile secretion and deposition.
    • Lose weight slowly- Being overweight is a risk factor for gallstone development. So, if you are trying to lose weight, take things slow. Don’t push your body to its limits in order to lose weight as rapid weight loss can cause the liver to secrete extra cholesterol, which can further increase the risk of gallstones.
    • Eat high-fiber foods- Foods that are rich in fiber ensure that the levels of bad cholesterol in the body are minimal. Furthermore, fiber keeps the digestive system moving and helps to flush out the bile from the body. Therefore, it is crucial that you add more fiber to your diet.
    • Exercise regularly- It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to do an extensive workout, being physically active is enough. The less you move, the slower the digestion process will be. As a result, the bile won’t flush out correctly. Invest some time in exercising and leave the sedentary lifestyle behind.
    • Take prescribed medications- People who are at high risk of developing gallstones due to heredity or other factors can take medicines to lower the risk of gallstone formation.

    You can talk to a gallstone specialist to find out what else you can do to prevent gallstones.

    Dietary Changes for Gallstones

    The food items that you eat on a regular basis have a significant impact on the body. If you eat a healthy and balanced diet and combine it with physical activities, it can lower the risk of gallstone development to almost negligible.

    According to experts, the ideal diet for gallstones consists of:

    • Fiber-rich foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Whole grains, including brown rice, oats, whole wheat bread, etc.
    • Fewer refined carbohydrates and less sugar.
    • Healthy fats, such as fish oil and olive oil that helps to contract the gallbladder.

    Along with knowing what foods to eat, you should also keep your cravings in check and avoid unhealthy fats, such as desserts and fried foods. Talk to your healthcare provider and ask them to make changes in your diet that will help you avoid gallstones and other health problems as well.

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      Very happy with the procedure and the surgeon was very nice as well. The doctor was very experienced and extremely polite. He helped me calm down before surgery and assured me of my safety. So grateful of everything hes done.

      City : CHENNAI
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      Basanti Rode

      5/5

      The doctor I was provided by Pristyn Care was very nice and professional. He explained the entire procedure to me and was very patient as well. Huge thanks to him and the Pristyn Care team in Chennai.

      City : CHENNAI
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      Amrita Verma

      5/5

      The surgery was performed without any hassle or complications. The hospital i was provided was very clean and well kept. The doctor and staff were very polite as well.

      City : CHENNAI
    • RJ

      Richa Jhunjhunwala

      5/5

      My gallstone surgery was successful and I faced no major side-effects or complications. Huge thanks to everyone involved.

      City : CHENNAI

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