Where is Gallbladder in the body and what are its functions?

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped pouch-like structure situated in the right upper abdomen below the liver. It stores bile which is secreted by the liver and pumps bile into the intestine for the digestion of food.

What are the Gallstones causes?

  • Hormonal changes in middle-aged women
  • Obesity
  • Infection in the bile

What are the symptoms of Gallbladder Stones / Gallstones disease?

Right upper abdomen pain, vomiting, fever and occasional jaundice

What is the characteristic of gallbladder stone pain?
It is colicky pain in the right upper abdomen which radiates to back, often associated with vomiting and usually follows a heavy meal

What are the complications of the Gallbladder (GB ) stones?
Infection / Inflammation of GB ( Cholecystitis), perforation of GB, pus in GB ( Empyema ) & jaundice ( due to slippage of stone into the common bile duct )

How is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery performed ( Gallstone Surgery Procedure )?
It is performed under general anesthesia making small keyholes in the abdomen through which the telescope and thin & long instruments are introduced and surgery is performed by seeing inside of the abdomen on a TV monitor and diseased gallbladder is removed

What is the period of Gallbladder Surgery Recovery?
After Gallbladder Surgery it takes about 3-5 days