Gallbladder disease affects 10 to 15% of adults in the U.S. and Europe, with about 1.2 million gallbladder removal surgeries performed in the U.S. alone each year. The disease is mostly caused by infection, inflammation or blockage of the gallbladder and can result in nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
This pear-shaped organ is situated above the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen and functions as storage for bile juice. The American College of Surgeons recommends surgery as a treatment for gallbladder pain as a result of gallstones and non-functioning gallbladders.
Introducing the da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System
Recently robot assisted surgery became the most preferred form of surgery, since it is minimally invasive and results in less trauma and pain for the patients. The robot assisted tool is used for a procedure known as single-incision robotic-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy using the da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System. Read More
If you have gallstones and your doctor recommended surgery, I’m sure you have all sorts of questions. Hopefully this will help you decide whether surgery is the right option for you.
Why Gallbladder Surgery?
The gallbladder is that part of your digestive system that stores concentrated bile secreted through the cystic duct, into the common bile duct, and into the small intestines. When people are told that they have developed disorders such as gallstones or tumors that obstruct the flow, a narrowing of the ducts, or infection, gallbladder removal surgery, or cholecystectomy is recommended. This is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Read More
Gallbladder remedies and procedures vary depending on the intensity of your problem. The medical help available to administer it ranges from the effort to simply dissolve the gallstones, extending to the level of having to take out the organ entirely. It is important that you first understand the implications that will be brought about by having to go through any of these procedures so that you are ready to deal with the consequences that come with each.
Gall bladder remedies are generally used in order to achieve particular benefits. Read More