An organ that aids in the process of digesting, with an enzyme known as bile is called the gallbladder. A flaw in the gallbladder creates hard fragments, which may vary in size. The size of these fragments can be seen anywhere between a rice grain and a golf ball.
For the removal of such gallstones, a surgical procedure is required. It has been proved by the help of statistical data, that more than around 80% of people have gone through this surgical process in order to remove gallstones.
Slowly increasing pain in the right abdomen can a sign of an underlying issue in the gallbladder. In some cases, patients suffer from extreme pain in the middle abdominal area. backache, pain on the right shoulder, or shoulder blades can also be identified as an important symptom related to a gallbladder issue.
Minimally invasive surgery or cholecystectomy is performed by doing incisions in the patient’s abdomen to remove the gallbladder. The abdomen is inflated by the use of carbon dioxide or air to enhance the clarity of vision.
Dr. Dasari inserts a tubular scope with a light and laparoscope in the incision near the patient’s belly button. To perform the surgery successfully, Dr. Dasari may require the help of a monitor. Patients remain under the influence of general anesthesia for almost 2 hours.
In cases where the patient may be either pregnant or obese, an open cholecystectomy may be required. An incision between 4 to 6 inches is made in the gallbladder in such cases. Patients are given general anesthesia to avoid pain. The recovery time in such cases takes a bit longer although the process of surgery is usually quite fast. The scars are more visible in these cases and recovery can take up to 6 weeks before you are back to normal activities.
Dr. Dasari performs gallbladder removal surgery at Centennial Hills Hospital or an outpatient surgery center closest to his patients. Dr. Dasari is affiliated with multiple surgery centers across town and the Valley Health System to provide his patients with the very best surgical care near them.