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
• Excessive and abrupt weight loss by following a crash diet
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.
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 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)
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
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 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.