Gallbladder surgery, also referred to as Cholecystectomy, is the procedure that involves the removal of the gallbladder (a pear-shaped organ below the liver on the upper side of the abdomen) . The surgery is necessary if a person experiences pain from gallstones that obstructs the flow of the bile. The procedure is minimally invasive and uses small incisions in the abdomen that allows a surgeon to gain access of the gallbladder with the help of surgical tools such as a laparoscope (a high definition camera). Sometimes a big incision is also made for removing the gallbladder and the procedure is known as open Cholecystectomy.
The laparoscopy has many benefits but the procedure may not be suitable for those patients who earlier had upper abdominal surgery. The patients who had some pre-existing medical condition is also not appropriate for gallbladder surgery. A thorough examination of the patient is done in order to determine whether or not the procedure is right for you.
Cholecystectomy is the surgical procedure for removing the gallbladder. While performing traditional surgery, a long incision of about 5-8 inches is made in the abdomen for removing the gallbladder. The incision is made beneath the ribs on the right side and reaches below the waist. This procedure is termed as open Cholecystectomy.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the newer procedure for removing the gallbladder. A high definition camera is used for viewing inside the body and the doctor views the patient’s gallbladder on a TV screen. The surgeon then does the surgery with surgical tools that are inserted in three tiny cuts in the right upper part of the abdomen. The surgeon then takes out the gallbladder by the means of one of the incisions.
The person can live a normal life without a gallbladder. Though the organ can be useful but it is not necessary. The liver of a person will still produce bile for digesting the food. By adopting simple lifestyle changes, a person can live a normal life. Some of the lifestyle changes include –
The gallbladder surgery in India is both convenient and cost-effective. India is the only country in the world where a patient can avail the best treatment at 10-30% of the cost of the same procedure in US or any other developed country. The best trained surgeons are available in all the hospitals in India.