Gall Bladder stones are generally small and hard deposits inside the gall bladder that are generally formed when the stored bile is crystallized. Gallstones vary in size from a small stone as a grain of sand or as large as an apricot.
What are the symptoms of gall bladder stones?
They usually include:
- Pain in your upper back and upper belly that can last for several hours
- Other digestive problems including bloating, indigestion and heartburn, and gas.
Diagnosis of Gall bladder stones:
An ultrasound whole abdomen defines the presence of Gall bladder stones.
Treatment for Gall Bladder Stones:
In case of gall bladder stone, General Surgeons agree that stone removal techniques have an unacceptably high recurrence rate with non-operative measures. Cholecystectomy (Gall bladder removal) is the treatment of choice for gall bladder stones.
Cholecystectomy can be done by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. The gold standard treatment is ‘Mini Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy’ under general anaesthesia. It is a safe procedure for Gall bladder removal that involves 4 small holes only (three 5 mm, one 10 mm). The procedure has become a gold standard treatment for gall bladder stone.
Length of Stay : 2-3 days in hospital
Success Rate : 99%
Advantages of Laparoscopy:
- Minimal pain
- Minimal invasive
- Early recovery of the patient
- Scar less
- Short Stay
- High Success rate
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