Gall Bladder Operation / Cholecystectomy

 
Desun Today December 2019
 

DON’T RISK THE PAIN

Nikhil came back from his trip from Chennai. He had been having mild stomach-ache, bloating & flatulence. He blamed it on the hectic trip and untimely unhealthy things he ate. But after about a week of his return, at around 2 am he started having acute stomach pain and began vomiting. Nikhil being a bachelor and not from Kolkata stays alone, so all he could do was call up Rakesh from work and ask for help.

Luckily Rakesh had Desun Hospital’s Emergency Number 90 5171 5171 saved on his phone. Before he started for Nikhil’s place he called up the Desun Emergency Number and asked for an Ambulance. The ambulance, reached Nikhil’s place by the time Rakesh arrived.

Once Nikhil was brought to Desun Emergency unit, a Specialist Doctor immediately examined him. After running a couple of tests, by 3 am in the morning Nikhil had a diagnosis. The doctor informed Rakesh that Nikhil had developed stones in the Gall Bladder and needed surgery immediately.

Nikhil was very worried and asked how long he will be admitted to the Hospital. The doctor explained to him that nowadays Gall Bladder Surgery was not a very serious condition. Gall Bladder Surgery or Cholecystectomy required an admission of a maximum of 3 days and he would be discharged. And with the latest Laparoscopy method it would be even less painful than the conventional method. Nikhil was operated the same morning and was discharged on the third day from the Hospital.

On his follow up visit, Nikhil asked how he got Gall Bladder Stone?

The Doctor then explained everything to him - which we will also be learning from the below questions & answers.

 

What is Gall Bladder?

The Gall Bladder is a pear-shaped, hollow structure located under the liver and on the right side of the abdomen. Its primary function is to store and concentrate bile, a yellow-brown digestive enzyme produced by the liver. The gall Bladder is part of the biliary tract.

 

What are Gallstones?

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder.

 

What are the Symptoms of Gallstones?

It's not clear what causes gallstones to form. Doctors think gallstones may result when:

  • Your bile contains too much cholesterol.
  • Your bile contains too much bilirubin.
  • Your gall bladder doesn't empty correctly.
 

What are the Symptoms of Gallstones?

  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen
  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen, just below your breastbone
  • Back pain between your shoulder blades
  • Pain in your right shoulder
  • Nausea or vomiting
 

Is Surgery essential in case of gallstones?

Many patients have Gall Bladder Surgery to alleviate pain and to avoid the potentially serious conditions caused by gallstones. In fact, surgery — in this case, a cholecystectomy, or Gall Bladder removal — is the most common form of treatment for gallstones.

 

Gallstone formation prevention:

Avoid crash diets or a very low intake of calories (less than 800 calories daily). Seek out good sources of fiber -- raw fruits and vegetables, cooked dried beans and peas, whole-grain cereals and bran, for example -- and avoid eating too much fat. A high-fiber, low-fat diet helps keep bile cholesterol in liquid form.

The 24 Hours Helpline Number is 90 5171 5171. Do save this number in your mobile now as one day it may save your life.

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