The gallbladder is an organ that assists in the process of digesting with an enzyme called bile. Hard fragments called Gallstones are produced when there is a dysfunction of the gallbladder. These fragments can vary in size and can be anywhere between a golf ball and a rice grain. Gallbladder removal surgery may be required to remove Gallstones. Dr. Dasari performs Gallbladder removal surgery in Summerlin Hospital to provide his patients with the very best surgical care near them.
Pain which increases slowly in the upper right abdomen can be a sign of a problem related to the gallbladder or gallstones. A critical symptom can be severe pain in the middle of the abdomen. Other important symptoms, related to gallbladder issues, can be backache, pain on the right shoulder or shoulder blades.
Removing gallstones or the gallbladder, a surgical procedure called cholecystectomy may be required. Several incisions are applied in the patient’s abdomen. Usage of carbon dioxide or air may be essential to enhance the clarity of vision by inflating the abdomen.
A tubelike scope with light along with a laparoscope is immersed in the nearest incision of the patient’s belly button. While inserting the medical instruments in the incisions, a monitor aids Dr. Dasari in removing the gallbladder successfully. Patients may be given general anesthesia for 2 hours.
An open cholecystectomy is performed if a patient is obese or pregnant. In order to remove the gallbladder in such cases, an incision between 4 to 6 inches may be done. To avoid pain, the patients are given general anesthesia. Although the procedure can be quick, the recovery time can take a bit longer.