An organ that aids digestion with an enzyme named bile is called a gallbladder. When there’s a functional imbalance, hard fragments called Gallstones are formed. Sizes of these can differ and can be anywhere between a rice grain to a golf ball.
Treating Gallstones may require surgery to be removed and according to statistics, around 80% of patients have to go through minimally invasive surgery to get rid of gallstones.
Dr. Dasari is a gallbladder surgeon that consults patients with troubled gallbladders in Henderson at his clinic, Minimally Invasive Surgery. If surgical treatment is determined necessary, patients are treated at an outpatient surgery center near them or Henderson Hospital.
Issues in the gallbladder are indicated by slowly increased pain in the upper right abdomen. Intense pain in the middle of a patient’s abdomen is also a critical symptom. Other symptoms might be pain in the back, shoulder blades, or in the right shoulder. Feeling nauseous can also be a sign of gallbladder issues or Gallstones.
Cholecystectomy or gallbladder removal surgery may be required to remove gallstones or troubled gallbladder by applying minimally invasive incisions in the abdomen of the patient. Air or carbon dioxide may be used to improve the clarity of vision by inflating the abdomen.
During minimally invasive treatment, the laparoscope is immersed in one of the incisions close to the patient’s belly button. A monitor aids the surgery, helping Dr. Dasari in the insertion of instruments in the incisions for gallbladder removal. General anesthesia, which wears off in 2 hours, is given to the patient.
If a patient is pregnant or obese, an open cholecystectomy may be done. In this process, an incision anywhere between 4 to 6 inches is made to remove the gallbladder. A patient is given general anesthesia to avoid the sensation of pain. In certain circumstances recovery can be longer – around 6 weeks to be fully mobile. The scars left in more complex cases may be more visible.
Dr. Dasari performs gallbladder removal surgery at an outpatient surgery center closest to his patients or Henderson Hospital. Dr. Dasari is affiliated with both Parkway Surgery Center and the Valley Health System to provide his patients with the very best surgical care near them.