A gallbladder surgeon removes the gallbladder of a patient that is suffering from gallstones or a gallbladder attack. If there is a critical need and the gallbladder has become nonfunctional or started producing gallstones, a gallbladder surgeon may suggest gallbladder removal surgery. If left untreated, a dysfunctional gallbladder or the gallstones can create future complications. Dr. Dasari performs gallbladder removal surgery in Boulder City at Boulder City Hospital. He is affiliated with Boulder City Hospital to provide his patients with the best inpatient and outpatient surgical care near them.
One of the most prominent symptoms of a troublesome gallbladder or gallstones is extreme or unbearable pain in your upper right abdomen. Excruciating pain in the center of your abdomen (right under the breastbone) is also a sign that may indicate problems in the gallbladder. Acute backache, pain between shoulder blades, or a throbbing right shoulder are all symptoms of gallbladder problems and should be evaluated. Feeling nauseous or throwing up may also be linked to trouble in the gallbladder and should be shared with a gallbladder specialist. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important you contact Dr. Dasari or a Boulder City gallbladder surgeon to have your symptoms evaluated.
Commonly, a gallbladder surgeon may choose one of these two gallbladder removal surgeries:
Cholecystectomy: A laparoscopic gallbladder treatment, a gallbladder surgeon primarily uses carbon dioxide or air to inflate the abdomen to clear his view of the troubled gallbladder. Multiple incisions are then performed to remove the gallbladder or gallstones. A laparoscope is a lighted scope attached to the camera which is then inserted in one of the cuts to help the general surgeon see the gallbladder clearly.
Open Cholecystectomy: For patients who are in their late second or third trimester of pregnancy or are suffering from obesity, a gallbladder surgeon may recommend an open cholecystectomy. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a cut of about 4-6 inches. The process takes place while the patient is under the influence of general anesthesia to alleviate pain.