Gall Bladder Stone Removal

What causes Gall Bladder stones?

Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens into stone-like material. Too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones. There is no specific age or gender. Anyone can get gallstones, including children, but they are more common after the age of 40.

What are the symptoms of Gall Bladder stone?

  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen.
  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of the abdomen, just below your breastbone.
  • Back pain between the shoulder blades.
  • Pain in the right shoulder.
  • Nausea or vomiting.

How is Gall Bladder Stone Diagnosed?

A simple painless Ultrasonography scan detect Gall bladder stones. Further if required, MRI or CT Scan can also be conducted.

What is the risk of ignoring Gall bladder stones?

If gallstones lodge in a bile duct and cause a blockage, it eventually results in severe complications such as bile duct inflammation and infection, or cholecystitis (an inflammation of gallbladder). If the stone passes into the pancreatic duct, it can cause a life-threatening condition called Pancreatitis. In addition there is also an increased risk of developing “gallbladder cancer” if left untreated over a longer duration.

Can Gall Bladder be removed by medicine or any other non-surgical process?

No. There is no alternative way to remove Gall Bladder stones except surgery

What are the surgical options for removing Gall Bladder stones?

It can be done either through Open Surgery or through minimally invasive procedure- Laparoscopic surgery

How does Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Surgery score over open surgery?

We at B.P. Poddar Hospital are using the latest 4K Resolution Laparoscopic Set. It has several technological features that help in

  • Highest resolution fluorescence guided imaging
  • Smaller incision compared to other laparoscopic sets
  • Next day discharge
  • Lesser pain, lesser bleeding, and least chances of infection
  • Negligible scar mark
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