What are Gallstones?
Gallbladder is pear-shaped sack that stores bile produced by liver. Bile is necessary fluid for digesting food.
Gallstones are stone-like formations accumulated in gallbladder due to its malfunctioning. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of rice or as big as a golf ball.
What is Gallstone Surgery?
Gallstone surgery is surgical removal gallbladder or gallstones formed in gallbladder with the help of Laparoscope. Surgical removal of gallbladder is also known as a cholecystectomy.
What are Symptoms of Gallstone?
When Gallstones remain in the gallbladder they cause no symptoms. But when any of the gallstones clogs the bile duct it results in severe pain felt in upper right abdomen or back. Such pain may be infrequent but lasts for several hours.
Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn, gas, etc.If untreated gallstones can cause infections to Liver,Pancreases.
How Gallstone Surgery is done?
Surgery starts with giving patient general anesthesia which makes him completely unconscious during the surgery.
Four Incisions of 5-10 mm diameter are made in the abdominal wall.
Through these incisions a special tube viz. cannula is inserted. Through cannula, Carbon Dioxide is pumped into abdomen causing it to inflate. This inflated abdomen helps the surgeon to locate gallbladder and gives space to perform surgery.
The surgeon reaches gallbladder with the real-time images transmitted by Laparoscope and cuts the gallbladder and takes it out from one of the incisions. Or in less severe cases just stones are taken away from gallbladder.Finally, incisions are cleaned, closed and dressed.
How longer does one need to stay in the hospital after Gallstone surgery?
This laparoscopic surgery requires very short hospital stay which may extend to 1-2 days.
Full recovery from surgery takes about four to six weeks.
Are there any side effects of Gallstone Surgery?
This surgery has absolutely no side effects.
Your digestion system can function healthily without gallbladder. Only the bile from liver directly gets carried to small intestine via the bile duct.
In some cases, removal of gallbladder may cause temporary diarrhea.In gist, you can live a normal and healthy life after removal of gallbladder
Mojas Rajnikant Awale, Ichalkaranji
With the gall bladder pain, I couldn’t even sit properly, the pain was so severe that it was difficult to even visit hospital, but somehow we reached to the doctor, and recovery was faster than we thought. The surgery was an eventful. The friendly atmosphere in hospital with caring staff speeded the recovery and enhanced overall experience. I would definitely suggest Rainbow hospital to all my acquaintances.
Simanta Vithoba Bhingude, Shingnapur
I underwent Laparoscopic Cholecysectomy. Due to Dr. MansinghAdnaik’s suggestion we chose laparoscopic surgery over open one and I personally felt that the recovery was faster and I was able to resume my routine life within 1 week.
Yashoda Dhanaji Patil
I came across Rainbow hospital when I was suffering from acute cholelithiasis. I was afraid as I was younger and did not want any risk. Doctor consulted and gave us a hope. I was especially worried as I had recently given birth to my 1st child and was nursing mother. As Dr. Adnaik sir explained that I can nurse my child before and immediately after surgery and I could undergo surgery without giving up feeding my baby. My fear and apprehension was ill found and I recovered smoothly and shortly after surgery.
Vaishali Appasaheb Korvi
We heard a lot about Rainbow hospital and about its modern and updated approach to treat patients, I consulted with the doctors from Rainbow Hospital and I am satisfied with the results.
Dr. Abid Abdulkarim Maner, Karad
Due to unhealthy eating habits, I developed problem of acute cholelithiasis. Doctor treated me and also told me the importance of healthy eating habits. He also suggested me dietician for long term benefits.
I am Mojas Awale aged 35 years. I stay in Ichalkaranji, and had acute cholelithiasis. On neighbor’s recommendation I visited Rainbow hospital in Kolhapur city. The surgery was done laparoscopically and recovery was rapid. I resume my work within a week with minimal loss of working days