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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

“Am I Going To Be Alright After Gallbladder Removal?” this is a common question that arises in most patients prior to the surgery.

Before finding your answer, let us give an insight on the organ- ‘Gall Bladder. Gall Bladder is a small organ, shaped like a pouch bag and located under our liver. It helps to store the bile, secreted from the liver. Gallbladder normally squeezes the enzyme into the small intestine for digesting the fat in food. However, let’s get to know why gallbladder can be removed (when required due to some illness), without any severe complication.

There are few organs in our system, without which, we can survive. The gallbladder is one of those. Removing the gallbladder would not affect our system drastically. Doctors often recommend to cut off the gallbladder completely through laparoscopic gallbladder surgery to ensure a permanent solution to gallstones reoccurrences in near future. There are some other gallbladder disorders like excess secretion of bile salt, cholesterol etc as well which are responsible for the decision of removing the organ.

However, its removal does not lead to any severe issues as even without the gallbladder, a sufficient amount of bile can be emitted by our liver and intestine. Hence, among the laparoscopic gallbladder surgery patients, the probability of suffering post-surgery complications is mostly nil. Hence we can say that you can expect to be alright after a laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery.

However, post-surgery discomfort may arise in a few cases. Most of the complications are digestion related such as fat digestion, temporary diarrhoea, constipation etc. and are easily curable.

We are here to offer 4 diet and lifestyle tips that can help you after gallbladder surgery:

  1. Adoption of a low-fat diet: Normally, doctors prescribe to avoid high fat and calorie food after gallbladder surgery. Consult your doctor to plan your proper meal chart.
  2. Resume regular food habits slowly: Liquids, gelatin, and broths should be taken for the first couple of days. However, slowly and gradually you should add solid foods back into your dietary chart.
  3. Use a smaller portion of food intake: No matter what, try to lessen the quantity of food intake. Instead of going for jumbo meals, take small portions throughout the day.
  4. Keep a record of your diet: Be a little mindful while eating. Moreover, keep a track on your regular diet by maintaining a food journal or recording your intakes in an app.

Apart from these, you may also take help of physical exercises. However, for that, you need to ask your physician for suggestions.

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is a common practice. However, it can happen that one might experience some complication if they do not adhere to guidelines. Thus, it is always recommended to follow diet and lifestyle guidelines offered by the surgeons.

Laparoscopic Hernia Operation

A hernia is definitely self-diagnosable but cannot be cured on its own. It becomes bigger with each passing day. It can even worsen and be life-threatening if left untreated for long. Hence, a hernia patient is advised to go for a surgery.

There are mainly two surgical ways to treat a hernia. Let’s brief them both so that you can pick the best option for yourself-

1. Open Surgery:

In this process, the surgeons would make a large incision to open the affected area. Next, they will push it back to the abdominal cavity but in a few cases, they can also remove the hernia tissues as well After that, the surgeon will close the operated muscle with stitches.

However, such type of operation is certainly not a painless treatment. Pain cannot be felt during the surgery, but the large incision and stitches cause pain and swelling during recovery. Some people can also develop longlasting chronic pain after open hernia surgery. Even blood clots are very common among patients due to a prolonged period under anesthesia.

2. Laparoscopic Hernia Operation:

it is also known as minimally invasive surgery and overcomes many drawbacks of the previous type. In the case of laparoscopic surgery, the surgeons would artificially inflate the abdominal cavity with some Carbon dioxide gas. Then, the skilled laparoscopic surgeons would make a few small cuts near the affected area. It is followed by inserting a thin tube with a camera, to guide the surgeons during the operation along with other a cold light source, and other necessary equipment. After completion, they remove the equipment and stitch small incisions. Usually, due to it’s shorter recovery period and less risk with modern technique, many doctors preferred it over open surgery. Patients can be back to their places within a day or two, and resume normal life within a fortnight.

Hence, you are recommended to choose the surgery approach wisely. Laparoscopic hernia operation can be a solution to address your concern.Read more: Advantage Of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery Over Open Surgery.

At Varanasi Hospital, we provide both the surgical facilities. However, you are suggested to consult our doctors to consider your health, lifestyle, and age before choosing the procedure.

Diabetes

Since we are the best laparoscopic surgery hospital in Varanasi, it is a humanitarian effort by us to raise awareness regarding diabetes- the silent killer of your health. We are observing World Diabetes Day on 14th of November, hence it is important for us to help the people prone to have diabetes, with their diet. We are going to present 5 healthy eatables that can lower your sugar level. Rising level of blood sugar beyond control can act poisonous in our body. People tend to ignore the early symptoms of the disease, thus it grows inside our body and ultimately, the high glucose level affects our organs.

Pancreas helps to keep the blood glucose level in control by discharging insulin. As diabetes causes the organ to resist insulin production, in a way, it also affects the activity of the organ for which it would take a toll on the health for a longer period. Diabetes mainly makes our health lose its normalcy gradually and its results can be life threatening also. It can further create complications for pancreatic functions on a long-term that may result in pancreas inflammation. Many of the Patients who came to us for laparoscopic pancreatic surgery have been diagnosed with diabetes as well. Therefore, we should be aware of the facts that can cause the disease and how we can prevent it.

The most effective way to prevent diabetes is to maintain a healthy lifestyle along with consuming proper, healthy food. Food is an important influence for the diabetic patient since its digestion is related to the amount of glucose release in blood. However, you might wonder what would be the best food to control diabetes. Yes, we heard you!

1. Citrus Fruits:

Pulps of citrus fruits like grapes and oranges provide a lot of fibre. Ensure to have the whole fruit instead of drinking the juice. Eating the entire fruit can actually reduce the risk while only having the juice can ensure a little good.

2. Bitter Gourd:

Karela or Bitter gourd is the oldest diabetes remedy in the Indian households. It contains few natural substances that can lower high glucose disposal. Moreover, it has the lectin that helps to suppress appetite and also reduces the chance of diabetes.

3. Methi Seeds:

Fenugreek or Methi seeds are effective to reduce the digestion rate of carbs and starch. It is found that 100 grams of methi seeds can effectively control the fasting sugar level in blood.

4. Oats:

It may not taste heavenly, but ever thought why it is always being prescribed for the diabetes patients? It’s soluble fibre which forms a paste while being mixed with water, acts as a sticky barrier between the starch and digestive enzymes. Having it regularly can help manage diabetes.

5. Millets and Dal (Legumes):

Millets like Ragi, Bajra are loaded with minerals which can lower the type 2 diabetes risk. Similarly, dal which is a common preparation in India would reduce the risk of diabetes. These are the rich source of high protein, high fibre, low calorie, and low fat.

Include them in your everyday diet and trim diabetes effectively.

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

A hernia happens to be a swollen lump which is a result of weak abdominal or groin muscle. In fact, it can even be a tear in muscle tissues, which can result in a bulging of the intestines or fat tissues through the weak area, on setting a hernia.

As observed by the laparoscopic hernia surgeon team at Varanasi Hospital, hernias can be of different types, depending on their characteristics, position, and symptoms. However, many a time, it is debated whether or not inguinal hernias can be hereditary, which means can it occur due to a genetic influence or not. let’s understand that in details.

An inguinal hernia can be located in our inguinal canal. In case of a man, their inguinal canal passageways are more sensitive. Hence, groin hernia is common in men.

However, the question is- if you are supposedly having this painful experience, is there any chance of the same happening to your son in the future as well? A hernia can happen due to strain and stress on weak muscles, but is it genetical? Some types of hernias can be congenital.

It means that a person can be born with that due to the abdominal wall weakness. However, most of the time, it is acquired due to everyday activities. Normally when people lift something heavy or work in an awkward position such as bending forward, standing for too long or stressing on their lower abdomen, it makes them susceptible to having a hernia in the future. Moreover, a prior lower abdominal surgery or injury uplifts the chance pretty high as well.

In several cases, it has been found that a family line comprises of genetic makeup that leads to weaker muscle build-up. As a result, it is not uncommon to find consecutive generation to have an inguinal hernia. Thus, it looks as if a hernia is hereditary, but actually, it is due to poor lifestyle choices.

Therefore, it can be concluded that hernias are not genetical but the weak muscular tissues can be!It can also be stated that the genes which are involved in the connective muscle development, are the main reasons behind such ‘inherited’ a hernia. Making healthier lifestyle is even more crucial for such generation to rule out its possibility in the future.

Those who come for Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery for groin hernias are often asked about their family medical history for this very same reason. Hence, you are suggested not to hide anything from the doctors before going for a hernia operation.

Always remember, our efforts to stay fit is a crucial factor that determines our overall health and many a time, can mitigate even many genetic conditions.

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