Laparoscopy means less pain and fast recovery
Laparoscopic Gall Bladder surgery services
Dr Nitish Jhawar, Senior Laparoscopic Surgeon with more than 17 years’ experience has performed more than 2000 Laparoscopic Cholecystecomy (Surgery for Gall Bladder Stone). Fortis Hiranandani Hospital is one of the top hospitals in Vashi Navi Mumbai, providing laparoscopic Gall Bladder Surgery Services in Mumbai, India at reasonable cost.
Medical Treatment of Gall Bladder Stone
If Gall Bladder stone is not causing any symptom it can be kept on watchful waiting with low fat high fiber diet and regular exercise. (Read more at blog at neoalta.com)
For Symptomatic Gall Bladder Stones medicines such as antibiotics are given for short term relief.
Open & Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Permanent cure to Gall Stone problem is operation to remove the gall bladder & not the stones only as stone may form again. Also by removing infected gall bladder we are safeguarding against a lot of complications like Cholecystitis & Pancreatitis.
Open & Laparoscopic operation to remove gall bladder
Open cholecystectomy is the classic surgical treatment for gallstones which requires an abdominal incision. The patient is usually hospitalized for five to seven days to recover.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Surgery is done by making tiny holes in abdomen. Surgeon performs the operation watching the magnified images on the monitor. Gall Bladder can be easily removed through small opening because of its elasticity.
Benefit of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Shorter Hospital Stay
- Faster recovery
- Early return to work
- Tiny incision- Very minimal scar
What are Gallstones?
Many people can develop gallstones and never know it. Gallstones are hard deposits in your gallbladder.
The gall bladder is a pear shaped organ beneath the liver and stores bile, which is a greenish-yellow digestive fluid produced by the liver. When we eat, the gall bladder releases bile into the small intestine where it helps to digest fats.
Certain fats (such as cholesterol) are not easily dissolved in bile. When there is too much of these components in bile, they precipitate and form solid crystals. These clump together forming gallstones – also known as cholelithiasis.
Symptoms & diagnosis of gall stones.
Patients with gallstones may feel severe abdominal pain in the right upper side, particularly after eating a fatty mail, called acute cholecystitis. There could be nausea, vomiting, fever and jaundice and patient should be visiting a surgical gastroenterologist immediately.
Patients with low grade inflammation of gall bladder may have abdominal bloating, intolerance of fatty food, indigestion and belching.
Ultrasonography of abdomen is most sensitive and specific test to diagnose gallstones. Other procedures, such as CT scan HIDA scan or ERCP (endoscopic retro cholangiopancreatography) may also be used. Certain blood tests are advised for signs of infection, jaundice, or pancreatitis.
How can Gallstones be prevented?
You can’t prevent gallstones, but you can reduce your risk with lifestyle strategies. Eat a balanced diet. Do not skip meals. Drink sufficient amounts of water each day to keep your body hydrated.
If you plan to lose weight do it slowly. Quick weight loss may increase your risk for gallstones and other health problems.
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How is Recovery After Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Surgery? (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)
Pain – laparoscopic surgery has very less post-operative pain compare to open procedure.
Hospital stay – patients can leave the hospital the same day or day following the laparoscopic surgery, as compare to typical 4 – 7 days after open surgery.
Eating – Patients are given liquid diet, (juices, tea, and soup) for first 12 hour. After that slowly normal diet is resumed as per patient’s acceptance. You are advised to take high fiber diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.
Activities – Patients usually return to normal activities within a week’s time, including driving, walking upstairs, light lifting and working. Strenuous activities such as lifting weight, straining and vigorous exercise should be avoided at least 14 days after laparoscopic surgery.
Return to work – Patients with desk jobs usually return in a few days only those involved in manual labor or heavy lifting may require about two weeks resuming work after Laparoscopic Gall Bladder surgery.