Gallbladder Stone Treatment

Introduction

Gallbladder is shaped like a pear & located over right side of abdomen just beneath the liver. It's function is to store the bile. It contracts in response to fat in the ingested food. Gallbladder stone is the commonest problem that affects the gall bladder.

Gallbladder stones

Gallbladder stones

Dr Harsh Shah - Gallbladder stone specialist

Dr Harsh Shah - Gallbladder stone specialist

Dr Harsh Shah is one of the leading gallbladder specialist in India. He has a wide experience in the field of gallstones & treated hundreds of patients with gallbladder stones.


The management of gallbladder stone involves prompt diagnosis & early treatment. Gallbladder stones & cholecystitis are diagnosed on ultrasound & CT Scan. The treatment of symptomatic gallbladder stone is

gallbladder operation

.

Symptoms of Gallbladder stones

Pain, fever & vomiting are the symptoms that will be felt by the patient who develops swelling in the gallbladder secondary to stones. The symptoms may be episodic but some times it becomes very frequent that affects the quality of life.

Symptoms of Gallbladder stones

Symptoms of Gallbladder stones

Complications of Gallbladder Stones

Complications can occur if the stones are present for a long time. Gallbladder perforation is a serious condition which requires immediate treatment. Stone can slip into common bile duct & cause jaundice. Sometimes the stone can induce an episode of pancreatitis, which is again a serious condition in the short-term.

Complications of Gallbladder Stones

Complications of Gallbladder Stones

Latest technologies

At Kaizen Hospital, Ahmedabad, we use latest technologies to diagnose & treat gallbladder stone. EUS, Endoscopic ultrasound can detect even the smallest stone in bile duct missed on MRI. ERCP, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography is used to remove the stone in bile duct & to place a stent.

ERCP - Biopsy, stenting, Stone removal

ERCP

Biopsy, stenting, Stone removal
EUS - Diagnosis, Biopsy, Stenting

EUS

Diagnosis, Biopsy, Stenting

Medicine for gallbladder stone

Is there any non-surgical option for gallbladder stone ? Sadly, no. Many patients enquire about medicine for gallbladder stone. When the stones inside the gallbladder are very very small (which is called sludge in medical terminology), it can get dissolved on its own. But, when the stones are well formed, unfortunately they remain in place. There is no technology available for gallbladder stone removal except for removing the entire gallbladder.

Gallbladder stone treatment

Majority of gallbladder stones do not require any treatment, because most of them are asymptomatic. But, if they cause pain or any other symptoms, the surgeon will advise operation for

gallbladder stone treatment

.

Gallbladder operation

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the name given to the

gallbladder operation

. in this operation, 4 small holes are created over patient's abdomen after full anaesthesia. The gallbladder is removed with laparoscopic instruments. The recover is faster & the pain is minimal after the operation. The patients are usually discharged after 1-2 days of operation.

Gallbladder stone treatment

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery