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Gallbladder stones (cholelithiasis) can be silent or cause unbearable pain if they get stuck. Our gallstone specialists in Ranchi use gallstone surgery (cholecystectomy) to resolve the condition effectively. Consult the best gallstone surgeons and choose between open and laparoscopic techniques for gallstone treatment.
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.
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The best healthcare professionals discuss the medical history of the patient to identify the gallstones. They perform a physical examination and recommend imaging tests to diagnose gallstones. During the physical examination, the doctor will check the body, and ask about the diet and check for pain in the abdomen. The tests can be:
Cholecystectomy is the other name of gallstone surgery. The experts at Pristyn Care recommend Laparoscopic Surgery. In laparoscopic gallstone surgery, the doctor makes a small incision and inserts a laparoscope that has a tiny video camera mounted on top and surgical tools. The tube, camera, and tools are inserted and the surgeon performs the surgery while looking at a TV monitor to remove the gallstones. In addition, the recovery time is much faster and the healed incision will practically leave no scar.
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“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 life.”
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No, gallstones and kidney stones are two  different medical conditions. Gallstones are hardened deposits of bile inside the gallbladder. Kidney stones are solid masses made up of calcium, uric acid, and oxalate [minerals and acid salts].
Gallstones won’t cause cancer. But based on medical studies, it is found that large gallstones can irritate the gallbladder wall and can increase the risk of cancer. Rarely, people with gallstones develop gallbladder cancer.
In Ranchi, Pristyn Care is considered one of the best health care providers for gallstone surgery. You can get diagnosed by our expert doctors at our clinics, and based on the severity; you can undergo gallstone surgery from our partnered top hospitals at an affordable cost.
After undergoing gallstone surgery, you can resume your daily activities within a week. But to recover and heal completely, you may take 1-3 months. The recovery period depends on how well you followed the post-surgical precautions suggested by your doctor.
The common ayurvedic medicine for gallstones involves using:
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.
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.
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.
It is not possible for you to diagnose gallstones at home. To confirm that you have gallbladder stones, you’ll need the following tests:
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.
On average, gallbladder stone removal cost in Ranchi 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.
Various factors that affect the cost of laparoscopic cholecystectomy are given below:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
You can find an experienced gallstone specialist at Pristyn Care. We have some of the best gallstone surgeons in Ranchi who are well-trained in both traditional and modern techniques of gallstone treatment. They have helped numerous patients to get rid of gallstones with a success rate higher than 95%.
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.
A hospital is considered best for a particular treatment when it:
Pristyn Care follows these principles and provides gallstone treatment in Ranchi at our partnered hospitals in a seamless manner.
The most common risks and complications that can arise during gallbladder removal surgery are:
The risks of complications usually depend on the patient’s health and the reason for undergoing cholecystectomy.
The common side effects of gallstones include:
If you have stones in the gallbladder, these problems will arise randomly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are two techniques available for gallbladder stone surgery:
Both these techniques are effective but have several risks. The technique is decided by the doctor after the proper diagnosis of the patient.
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.
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.
Gallstones are an increasingly common problem in India especially with the rising switch to spicy and junk food. But, the case in Ranchi is a little extra. Ranchi does not only record cholesterol stones because of unhealthy diet but also pigment stones because of the high iron content in its underground water system. Since the gallstones cannot be broken or reversed medically, cholecystectomy (the surgical removal of gall bladder) becomes necessary. If you live in Ranchi or anywhere around, Pristyn Care can be a great option for your cholecystectomy operation. We work with some of the best gallstones specialists in Ranchi and are associated with multiple advanced and super speciality hospitals. A few things that make us one of the best health care providers in Ranchi are:
Contacting us in Ranchi is extremely easy. You can either speak to us directly by calling us through our website. Fill our ‘Book my Appointment’ form with you basic contact details and let our medical coordinators reach you back and guide you through the finer steps of the process.
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:
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.
Gallbladder stones are divided into three different types based on their composition. These types are explained below:
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.
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:
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.
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:
You can talk to a gallstone specialist to find out what else you can do to prevent 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:
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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