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Gallbladder Surgery

Where is Gallbladder in the body and what are its functions?

Gallbladder is a pear shaped pouch like structure situated in right upper abdomen below the liver. It stores bile which is secreted by the liver and pumps bile into the intestine for the digestion of food

What are the Gallstones causes?

  • Hormonal changes in middle aged women
  • Obesity
  • Infection in the bile

What are the symptoms of Gallbladder Stones / Gallstones disease?

Right upper abdomen pain , vomiting , fever and occasional jaundice

What is the characteristic of gallbladder stone pain?

It is colicky pain in the right upper abdomen which radiates to back, often associated with vomiting and usually follows a heavy meal

What are the complications of Gallbladder (GB ) stones?

Infection / Inflammation of GB ( Cholecystitis ) , perforation of GB , pus in GB ( Empyema ) & jaundice ( due to slippage of stone into the common bile duct )

How is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery performed ( Gallstone Surgery Procedure )?

It is performed under general anaesthesia making small key holes in the abdomen through which the telescope and thin & long instruments are introduced and surgery is performed by seeing inside of the abdomen on a TV monitor and diseased gallbladder is removed

What is the cost of surgery?

The surgical package costs between Rs 40,000 and 70,000 in a private hospital in Delhi ( India ) depending upon the type of room

What is the period of Gallbladder Surgery Recovery?

After Gallbladder Surgery it takes about 3-5 days