Gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy is a surgical process to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that is used to collect and store bile which is a digestive fluid produced by the liver. Gallbladder removal is a common surgery and an outpatient procedure.
Gallbladder surgery can be performed by two methods
- Open cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
A large incision is made to remove the gallbladder in open cholecystectomy and several tiny incisions are made in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy also uses a tiny camera and special surgical tools to perform surgery. A gallbladder surgery is recommended when a person has
- Choledocholithiasis or Gallstones in the bile duct
- Cholelithiasis or Gallstones in the gallbladder
- Cholecystitis or Inflammation in gallbladder
- Pancreatitis or Inflammation in pancreas due to gallstones
- Biliary dyskinesia
The physician will only recommend gallbladder removal when a person’s gallbladder is causing the acute problem or need a prolonged concern. The symptoms which show need of gallbladder removal are
- Severe pain in the upper abdomen
- Jaundice (yellow skin)
Rashmi hospital, Bangalore has world-class facilities to treat gallbladder removal. The hospital has qualified and experienced surgeons to perform the surgery of gallbladder removal.