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As the name advocates, gallstones are shaped like stones and reside in the gallbladder. They are caused due to excess of cholesterol and bilirubin in the bile which is present in the gallbladder. Various factors play a significant part in the occurrence of gallstones. Some of them are as follows:

• Eating certain foods
• Not following a gallbladder-friendly diet
• Chronic constipation
• Gallbladder problems
• Liver diseases
• Certain chronic diseases like diabetes
• Blood disorders
• Genetics
• Excessive and abrupt weight loss by following a crash diet
• Obesity.

Today, the team of Varanasi Hospital shares with you both surgical and non-surgical treatment for gallstones. We would like to inform you that we provide surgical treatment – open and laparoscopic gallbladder stone surgery in our hospital for permanent expulsion or removal of gallstones.

1.Oral Medicines

 

Oral Medicines

Certain oral medications can be used to break down and liquify gallstones. The doctor might prescribe specific oral bile acid pills to the patient with few small-sized gallstones, cholesterol buildup stones, and for the ones who cannot undergo surgery. The only drawback of this treatment is that it takes years to dilute gallstones and is not a permanent cure as the gallstones can arise again after quitting medications.

2. ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)

 

ERCP

ERCP is also used as a treatment for gallstones. In this method, an endoscope is placed inside the mouth to free the gallbladder with gallstones. The doctors can even put a biliary stent to unblock the bile duct.

3. ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy)

 

ESWL

This is a non-surgical procedure in which shock waves are produced to rupture small gallstones. It is not suitable for people with hard and stubborn gallstones and obesity.

4. Open Gallbladder Stone Surgery

 

Open Gall Bladder Stone Surgery

In open cholecystectomy, the gall bladder is removed (either partially or completely) as a long-term solution for gallstones. It is just like any other general surgery which requires the surgeon to slit open the abdomen to perform the treatment.

5. Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

 

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy follows the same principle of either partial or whole removal of the gallbladder to put a stop at gallstones to reappear again. This surgical approach is recommended by expert surgeons in a majority of gallstone cases due to its colossal benefits.

If you have finally planned to opt for a gallstones treatment, you can surely come to us for proper medical guidance without any second thoughts. We provide excellent treatment to our patients and if your case allows for a laparoscopic treatment then you will be under the observation of one of the best laparoscopic surgeons, Dr. Manish Jindal.

   

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.

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