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Best Treatment Centre for Gallbladder Removal

In cases where gallstones start presenting symptoms, doctors may suggest a gallbladder removal surgery or a Cholecystectomy. At O Positive Health, we have impaneled some of the best hospitals which employ advanced laparoscopic procedures to treat gallstones. These procedures are minimally invasive, thus assisting the patient in recovering quickly. To help our patients in their treatment journeys, we have some of the best surgeons on board. They have over 8-10 years of experience treating gallstones and other disorders. Additionally, they have high surgery success rates.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Gallstones


The doctor will first conduct a diagnosis of your condition with a physical examination of your skin and eyes to look for indications of jaundice. They will then ask questions to understand where you’re feeling the pain in the abdomen. Furthermore, the doctor may check the tenderness in your abdomen. Next, medical examinations like blood tests and ultrasound may be ordered to look for possible blockages in the bile duct. Once you get your blood work and ultrasound results, the doctor may also carry out  CT scans, MRIs, HIDA scans, and run tests like ERCP.


If your gallstones have started showing signs of dysfunction, the doctor may suggest the removal of your gallbladder. The laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery or the keyhole surgery is minimally invasive. During the surgery, the patient is put under general anesthesia. Next, the surgeon makes small incisions in the upper belly, after which the abdominal area is inflated using carbon dioxide to ensure a good view of the organs. The surgeon then removes the gallbladder, after which the laparoscope is removed, and a port valve is left in place briefly to allow all of the carbon dioxide to escape from the abdomen. The incisions after that will be closed with sutures, followed by skin glue or skiing closure tapes. The entire process takes one to two hours to complete.

Risks Complications

Removal of the gallbladder is considered a relatively safe procedure but, like all other surgeries, this also has a number of risks associated with it, which include the following:

  • Risk of developing infections: After a gallbladder removal surgery, some people are exposed to the potential risk of developing a wound or internal infection that can cause severe pain, leaking of pus from the wound, and swelling or redness around the operated area.
  • Bleeding: There might be bleeding during the operation as a consequence of improper dissection and operating technique. Although rare, bleeding takes place if the middle hepatic vein or its large branch is encountered during the process of removing the gallbladder from the gallbladder bed.
  • Bile leakage: Reported in 1% of the cases, this happens when the bile fluid occasionally leaks out into the abdomen after the gallbladder is removed, leading to abdominal pain, fever, and swelling of the stomach.
  • Bile duct injury: The bile duct can be damaged during a gallbladder removal surgery. However, there is a possibility of repairing it straight away during the operation itself. 
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia: The reaction of an anesthetic agent can vary from person to person. Even though such cases are rare, the complications involved can include itching and other allergic reactions. It is always a wise decision to have a detailed consultation with your doctor regarding anesthetic reaction, given your health and medical conditions. 
  • Damage to the intestine, bowel, or blood vessels: The surgical instruments used while removing a gallbladder might also end up injuring the surrounding structures such as the intestine, bowel, or blood vessels. However, this can also be repaired immediately during the surgery itself.
  • Blood Clots or DVT: In rare cases where there is no movement in the patient’s body during the surgery or if the patient is diagnosed with cancer, there is a high risk of developing a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis as the clot can travel all around the body and block the flow of blood into the lungs.

What happens if gallstones are not treated on time?

Smaller gallstones might not show any signs or symptoms of their presence, but they do not heal or go away independently. The risks of not treating gallstones on time may include the following:

  • Inflammation of the gallbladder/Cholecystitis: The gallstones may prevent the gallbladder from emptying, which can lead to the formation of pus inside the gallbladder leading to severe conditions like Septicemia that need immediate medical attention.
  • Inflammation of the bile duct/Cholangitis: This is potentially a life-threatening condition resulting from a combination of infections and obstruction of your biliary tree.
  • Pancreatitis/Inflammation in the pancreas: Gallstones can cause inflammation as the stones pass through and get stuck in your bile or pancreatic duct.
  • Gallbladder/Bile duct cancer: Although rare, gallstones can lead to gallbladder or bile duct cancer due to chronic inflammation caused by the swelling and irritation of the gallbladder that continues over time.


Types of Gallstones

Cholesterol Stones

Cholesterol stones form when the gallbladder is saturated with cholesterol. These are usually yellow-green and are mostly made out of hardened cholesterol. Cholesterol stones make up to 80% of gallstones and are the most common type.

Pigment/Bilirubinate Stones

Often located in bile ducts, pigment stones form when the gallbladder cannot break down the excess bilirubin present in the bile. These are smaller in size and appear in dark brown and black colors.

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