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What Is Laparoscopy Gallstone Removal Surgery?

Laparoscopy gallstone removal surgery is a minimally invasive procedure during which the gallstone (gallbladder) is removed by making a few incisions in the abdomen. Gallstones form when excess cholesterol in the bile crystallizes, causing the gallbladder not to empty properly. The gallbladder can then become inflamed and/or infected; this is known as cholecystitis. The repeated formation of gallstones often requires gallstone surgery. There are two surgical ways to remove the gallbladder or gallstones that are known as open surgery (conventional surgery) and laparoscopic surgery.

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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Causes

  • Bile contains too much cholesterol
  • Bile contains too much bilirubin
  • Gallbladder doesn't empty correctly
  • Weak digestive system
  • Excess estrogen due to pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy

Symptoms

  • High fever with chills
  • Dark color urine or clay color stools
  • Intense pain in the central abdomen and right shoulder
  • Digestive problems such as heartburn
  • Nausea and vomiting

Treatment

Doctors performing surgery to remove gallbladder stones

Diagnosis

The health care professional uses your medical history, a physical exam, lab and imaging tests to diagnose gallstones. During the physical examination, the doctor also checks your body, asks about your diet and check for pain in the abdomen.

  • Blood tests to check the level of bilirubin to determine the liver functioning
  • Ultrasound of the abdomen and CT scan to analyze if the gallstones are present.
  • Endoplasmic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with the help of a small camera down to the gastrointestinal tract. This is done to check for the gallstone obstructing the bile duct.

Procedure

The health care professional uses your medical history, a physical exam, lab and imaging tests to diagnose gallstones. During the physical examination, the doctor also checks your body, asks about your diet and check for pain in the abdomen.

  • Blood tests to check the level of bilirubin to determine the liver functioning
  • Ultrasound of the abdomen and CT scan to analyze if the gallstones are present.
  • Endoplasmic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with the help of a small camera down to the gastrointestinal tract. This is done to check for the gallstone obstructing the bile duct.

Medications will reduce the pain experienced but will not eliminate gallstones permanently. Only surgical methods (called Cholecystectomy) are effective. Cholecystectomy can be performed in two ways- Traditional open surgery or laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. Laparoscopic surgery uses a small incision. The laparoscope has a tiny video camera and surgical tools. The tube, camera, and tools are put in through the incision. The surgeon does the surgery while looking at a TV monitor and removes the gallstones. We highly recommend laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery because :

  • Lesser incision, lesser pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Incision will practically leave no scar
  • Great cosmetic value to people, especially ladies
  • You can resume your daily life quickly
  • Perfect for busy professionals
  • Insurance covered

In our Doctor’s Words

Dr. Mohsin Khan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery

12 Years Experience Overall

In our Doctor’s Words

Gallbladder removal is the only final solution to the problem of gallstones. But many a times, I come across patients who fear the surgery and look for ways to remove only the gallstones. This is also because, they confuse gallstones treatment with that of kidney stones. See, both are different. Unlike kidney stones, where the kidney is healthy and the stone itselves can be removed as a treatment, gallstones result from diseased gallbladder. Once they start forming, they keep crystallizing unless the entire gallbladder is removed permanently. Otherwise, you would experience severe and unbearable pain that will last for hours and spread to the entire right side of your system. With passing days, it would only become more frequent and worse each day. This is why I suggest you do not trust just home remedies or quacks and seek a good treatment as soon as possible. This will solve your problem from its core and allow you to live a better, healthy and pain free life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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For Best Gallstone Treatment Visit Pristyn Care near You in Patna

With the increasing population in Patna day by day, there is a need for more and more basic facilities in the city including medical centers. People are complaining more and more about acute pain in the lower right part of the abdomen, which is a typical symptom of gallstones. Gallstones occur in the gallbladder when there is a chemical imbalance in the bile. This can be due to an increase in the cholesterol level of the bile. The cholesterol level is elevated suddenly when there is a high consumption of junk food coupled with maintaining a lifestyle with minimum activity. The main problem in Patna is that the number of gallstones patients is very high as compared to the available number of hospital beds. For this reason, getting admission in a standard facility is very difficult. Pristyn Care is your savior in such a situation! Our medical coordinators work tirelessly round-the-clock to ensure a seamless surgical experience to all our patients. From taking care of booking an appointment to discharge from the hospital, they take care of everything. So what are you waiting for? Contact us and book your slot right now!

Pristyn Care specializes in providing a hassle-free experience to their patients by taking care of the entire process of the treatment. Not only that, but we also provide unique facilities such as free transportation on the day of the surgery as a free follow-up post-surgery. We promise you to provide a permanent solution to your fissures problem under one roof.

Hassle-Free Gallstone Treatment Experience at Pristyn Care Patna

The lifestyle of Patna has changed a lot. Authentic homemade food items have been replaced with fried foods. Not only eating habits but also lifestyle habits, including working out and maintaining a healthy body, has also been replaced by other activities which included minimal activity. These give rise to a lot of ailments, including gallstones. Sometimes they avoid the treatment in fear that the doctor might charge a hefty amount. Another problem for people in Patna is that there are only a few hospitals that use the appropriate tools and equipment for providing a cure for gallstones. Pristyn Care is one such name in the healthcare sector which is using the latest laparoscopic technique for treating gallstones. Our doctors are experts in providing laparoscopic surgeries for not only gallstones but also hernia, appendicitis, hysterectomy, weight loss, small intestinal as well as large intestinal disorders. So don’t wait anymore! Call us to know more about these surgeries!

Gallbladder stones can be caused due to the weak digestive system due to age, excessive dieting or consuming heavy dosage drugs. The problem is aggravated if there is less consumption of water or even weight. Nowadays, diabetic people are prone to developing gallbladder stones. Doctors recommend the removal of the gallbladder completely when the gallstones cause extreme pain. Pristyn Care Patna promises you to provide a hassle-free treatment by ensuring round-the-clock support through their medical coordinators. With our painless procedures, patients are discharged within a day ensured with fast recovery and no recurrences. We treat Hernia, Gallstones, Hysterectomy, Achalasia Cardia, Appendicitis, etc. with laparoscopic technology as well as USFDA approved laser technologies that involve minimum incisions.

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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