Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove the gallbladder when gallstones and associated bile duct issues need to be corrected. It’s minimally invasive, which means it only requires small incisions, instead of the larger incisions used in traditional (open) surgery.
Gallbladder disease can manifest with various symptoms, and the severity and presentation may differ from person to person. Some common symptoms of gallbladder disease include:
- Abdominal pain: Typically, the pain occurs in the upper right side of the abdomen, just below the rib cage. It may be intermittent or constant and can range from mild to severe. The pain may worsen after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods.
- Nausea and vomiting: Gallbladder disease can cause nausea and vomiting, particularly if the pain is severe.
- Bloating and gas: Some individuals may experience bloating and excessive gas.
- Indigestion and heartburn: Difficulty digesting food and acid reflux symptoms may occur due to impaired bile flow.
- Changes in bowel movements: Gallbladder issues may lead to changes in stool color (light-colored or clay-colored stools) and changes in bowel habits.
- Fever and chills: Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) can cause fever and chills.
- Jaundice: If gallstones obstruct the bile duct, it can lead to jaundice, causing yellowing of the skin and eyes.
It’s important to note that some people with gallbladder disease may not experience any symptoms, while others may experience a combination of the above symptoms. If you suspect you have gallbladder issues, it is crucial to seek medical evaluation and diagnosis to determine the appropriate course of action.
WellBridge Surgical excels in laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures, providing excellent care, while addressing the understandably traditional patient concerns regarding infection, bile duct injury, surrounding organ damage, and anesthesia, through experienced care and minimally invasive methods. Our surgical team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained experts in the field of laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery, ensuring that our patients receive the best diagnoses, the widest variety of dependable treatment options, and standard-setting pre and post-operative care. Visit https://wellbridgesurgical.com/pricing to find pricing for this procedure.
WellBridge is an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). The primary advantage of an ASC is our ability to provide the necessary surgical care in a more convenient, cost-effective, and personalized environment. For example, after the surgery, our patient is monitored in the recovery room until they are stable enough to go home. Our patients can then go home to recover. Our doctors provide both pre and post-operative instructions with follow-up to promote proper healing and reduce the risk of complications from surgery.
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