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    Dr. Sree Kanth Matcha (8VEuoSlP1a)

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  • What are 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.


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    • 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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    • Most advanced laparoscopic procedure
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    Gallstone Diagnosis in Vizag

    Pristyn Care gallstone surgeons in Visakhapatnam diagnose you thoroughly. The doctor will gather your medical and family history and recommend some imaging tests to analyze the severity of the disease.

    • Blood tests: To measure the amount of bilirubin in your blood and to determine how well the liver is functioning.
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): A tiny camera is threaded down to your gastrointestinal (GI) tract to help the doctor identify gallstones stuck in your bile duct.
    • Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan: For better imaging of the gallbladder to analyze the signs of gallstones.

    Gallstone Surgery in Vizag

    At Pristyn Care our doctors perform laparoscopic gallstone surgery in Vizag. Gallstone surgery is commonly known as cholecystectomy. Our doctors recommend this method as it is a minimally invasive procedure. The surgeon makes few small incisions to insert the laparoscope and surgical tools. The stones become clearly visible through the laparoscope and removed carefully. In addition, the surgery doesn’t take more than 45-60 minutes and the recovery is also faster.

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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.


    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.


    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.


    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

    How much time does laparoscopic gallstone removal surgery take?

    The laparoscopic procedure of gallstone removal takes about 40-45 minutes to complete. It is much less time than an open surgery which can take up to 2 hours to complete and is quite complex in nature.

    What to eat when you have gallstones?

    Doctors advise adding the following foods to your diet when you have gallstones:

    • Green leafy vegetables
    • Citrus fruits such as mango, orange, grapefruit, kiwi, etc.
    • Bell peppers
    • Wholegrains
    • Tomatoes
    • Milk
    • Fish and shellfish

    How to sleep with gallstones?

    Since the gallbladder is on the right side, gallstone patients are usually advised to sleep on the left side to avoid pressure on the gallbladder. You can also use heating pads to relieve the pain for a short while. For some patients, sleeping on the stomach may also be helpful in alleviating the pain.

    Are oral medications for gallstones effective?

    If the stones in the gallbladder are too small, there are chances that they may pass with the aid of lifestyle changes, diet and oral medications. However, if the stones are of moderate or large size, they cannot pass naturally and therefore surgery becomes necessary for permanent relief in such cases.

    Do gallstones go away on their own?

    Gallstones usually do not go away on their own and require proper medical intervention if symptoms appear. If you notice any pain or other symptoms of gallstones, you should get in touch with a specialist doctor for proper diagnosis and timely treatment.

    What necessary precautions should I follow after gallbladder removal surgery?

    Take the following precautions while recovering from gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy):

    • Fried and greasy foods are a big no!
    • Avoid drinking caffeinated and carbonated beverages
    • Drink 8-9 glasses of water and fresh juices
    • Do not lift heavy objects
    • Wear loose-fitting clothing to avoid friction on the incision site

    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 Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh?

    On average, gallbladder stone removal cost in Visakhapatnam 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 Visakhapatnam?

    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 gallstones?

    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 gallstones?

    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 Visakhapatnam near me?

    You can find an experienced gallstone specialist at Pristyn Care. We have some of the best gallstone surgeons in Visakhapatnam 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%.

    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 Visakhapatnam?

    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 gallstone treatment in Visakhapatnam 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) gallstone 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 gallstones 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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    Get Most Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery for Gallstones In Visakhapatnam

    Gallstones are deposits of solid material that form inside the gallbladder and are known to affect around 6.14% of the adult Indian population. The condition can cause intense pain in the abdomen and requires timely medical intervention for the resolution of the symptoms.

    People in Vishakhapatnam who are dealing with the symptoms of gallstones can consult a specialist at Pristyn Care for expert consultation and effective treatment. Pristyn Care offers advanced laparoscopic surgery for gallstone removal. The surgeries are performed by experienced surgeons and we assure you a safe and seamless treatment experience.

    Benefits Of Choosing Laparoscopic Gallstone Removal Surgery

    The laparoscopic method is an advanced procedure that offers various advantages over open gallstone surgery. That’s why it is a preferred method for both doctors and patients.

    The key benefits of laparoscopic gallstone removal surgery are:

    • Daycare/outpatient procedure
    • Minimum cuts and incisions
    • Painless procedure- performed under anesthesia (local or global)
    • Only minimal bleeding
    • Very high success rate
    • Fast and smooth recovery
    • Resume work within a week
    • Minimal chances of postoperative infection or complications
    • No visible scarring left after recovery from the surgery
    • Negligible chances of recurrence

    You can contact Pristyn Care and learn more about the treatment from our experts.

    Highly Experienced Gallstone Surgeon in Visakhapatnam At Your Service

    Pristyn Care houses a highly experienced team of laparoscopic gallstone surgeons in Visakhapatnam. All our doctors are well-trained and skilled in performing minimally invasive procedures with maximum safety. They have more than 15 years of experience and enough knowledge to carry out the surgery with minimal risks.

    Our doctors pay attention to the specific needs and requirements of the patients and personalize the treatment plan accordingly. Along with our medical experts, the non-medical staff will also be at your service to make the entire treatment journey a hassle-free experience for you. You can consult Pristyn Care doctors in Vizag and get their help to get rid of gallstones permanently.

    Why Choose Gallstones Surgery from Pristyn Care?

    Pristyn Care is one of the most patient-centric medical service providers across the country. We strive to transform the surgical experience for each patient. To align better with this motive, we have partnered with the best hospitals and we offer the most technologically advanced treatment procedures for gallstones.

    Apart from this, Pristyn Care offers the following amazing benefits to the patients:

    • Round the clock assistance to the patients through medical representatives
    • Provision of single deluxe room at the hospital
    • USFDA approved equipment for complete safety and reliability
    • Free cab facility on the day of the surgery
    • Proper postoperative instructions provided by the doctor
    • Free first follow up within a week of the surgery

    Best Clinics for Laparoscopic Treatment of Gallstone in Vizag

    Pristyn Care is associated with the best clinics for laparoscopic gallstone treatment in Vizag. All the clinics that are partnered with us have state-of-the-art facilities and USFDA approved diagnostic and surgical tools. The clinics also adhere to the safety guidelines recommended by WHO for protection against COVID-19. Both the medical and non-medical staff in the clinics follow the social distancing protocols as well.

    We make sure that you get a safe and sound environment in the clinics while undergoing laparoscopic surgery for gallstone removal. Call us today and book an appointment at the nearest Pristyn Care clinic.

    How To Book an Appointment with the Best Treatment Center in Visakhapatnam?

    Getting an appointment with one of our surgeons for laparoscopic surgery for gallstones is very simple. We offer more than one way to book your appointment, so you choose whichever way is convenient for you.

    • Give us a call at the number given above and speak to one of our medical coordinators regarding your medical condition and the preference for appointment.
    • Fill in the required details of the patient in the appointment form and one of our coordinators will reach to you at the earliest.
    • Click the ‘Book Appointment’ icon and submit the contact details of the patient and our medical coordinator will connect with you in a short while.

    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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