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Gall Bladder Surgery

What are Gallbladder Stones?
• Gallbladder is a pear shaped organ present close to the liver.
• It stores bile made by the liver. Bile helps you digest fats.
• Gallstones are stones which form within the Gallbladder. They may vary in number and size.
• Gallstones are made from cholesterol and other things found in the bile.
• Gallstone do not cause problem unless they got stuck in the bile duct.
• Stones form when cholesterol and other things found in bile precipitate making stones. They can also form if the Gallbladder continuously fails to empty as it should.

What is Gallbladder Surgery?
• If gallstones don’t cause pain or other symptoms, you most likely will not need treatment.
• If gallstones cause repeated attacks of pain, vomitting or symptoms, your doctor as per your consent may decide either to go for surgery or wait and watch.
• It is usually safe to wait until you have had another attack before you consider having surgery.
• In most cases the best treatment is surgery that is performed aiming to remove the Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy).

Types of Gallbladder Surgeries

The two types of surgical options available for gallstone treatment are:
• Open Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) surgery
• Laparoscopic Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) surgery

What is Gallbladder Surgery?
What it is?
• This process is performed under general anesthesia.
• A large incision is made and then the surgeon operated through the layers making it possible to take out the Gallbladder.
• Once the Gallbladder is separated from the cystic duct, the duct is closed.
• The gallbladder is then separated from any tissue that keeps it attached to the liver or any other body part.
• Once the Gallbladder is removed, the incision is stitched.

Benefits of Traditional (open) Gallbladder surgery
• This surgical option is ideal for people who have abnormal anatomy.
• It is also ideally suited for people who are overweight.
• Open surgery is also preferred in cases of complication or failure of other surgical processes.

Disadvantages of Traditional (open) Gallbladder surgery
• Takes long to heal
• Pre-op rest time is also high.
• Leaves scars and marks on the operated area.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
What it is?
• Patient is operated under general anesthesia.
• Breathing support is also used.
• When ready, the surgeon makes few tiny incisions in the abdomen and inserts surgical instruments and a miniature telescope with a mounted video camera into the abdomen.
• The camera sends a magnified image from inside the body to a video monitor, giving the surgeon a close-up view of the organs and tissues.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
• While watching the monitor, the surgeon uses the instruments to carefully separate the gallbladder from the liver, ducts and vessels.
• The gallbladder is then removed through one of the small incisions.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
• Abdominal muscles are not cut during Laparoscopic surgery thus patients have less pain and fewer wound complications.
• The recovery time is low.
• Pre-op stay in the hospital is not more than one day.
• No or least surgical scars.

Disadvantages of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
• Not much of disadvantages are known for this process.
• However, in case of complications, surgeons choose the process of Open Gallbladder surgery over the process of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery.

Cost of Gallbladder Surgery
Cost of gallstone surgery depends on the procedure that is to be performed for removal of your gallstones and the gallbladder. Further, the cost of the Cholecystectomy surgery heavily depends upon your immediate condition.

You could mail your query atinfo@curisglobal.com for an estimate and evaluation by the Surgeon