Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
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Understanding Cholecystectomy Treatment

Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the gallbladder, a small organ located beneath the liver. The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver, and releases it into the small intestine to aid in the digestion of fats. Cholecystectomy is typically performed to treat gallbladder diseases such as gallstones, gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), and gallbladder polyps. Removal of the gallbladder is usually necessary when these conditions cause significant pain, discomfort, or complications.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient safety and satisfaction throughout the cholecystectomy treatment process. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Evaluation: During the initial evaluation, the surgeon will assess the patient’s symptoms, perform a physical examination, and may order imaging studies such as ultrasound or CT scan to confirm the diagnosis of gallbladder disease. The surgeon will also review the risks and benefits of cholecystectomy and discuss the surgical approach with the patient.

  2. Preoperative Preparation: Before surgery, the patient may be instructed to fast for a certain period and discontinue certain medications that could increase the risk of bleeding during surgery. Depending on the patient’s medical history and the severity of gallbladder disease, cholecystectomy may be performed as an elective procedure or scheduled in advance.

  3. Surgical Procedure: Cholecystectomy can be performed using different surgical approaches, including:

    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: In laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen and inserts a laparoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera) and specialized surgical instruments. The gallbladder is visualized on a monitor, and it is carefully dissected and removed through one of the small incisions. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is minimally invasive and typically results in less pain, scarring, and faster recovery compared to open surgery.
    • Open Cholecystectomy: In open cholecystectomy, the surgeon makes a single, larger incision in the upper abdomen to access the gallbladder directly. The gallbladder is dissected and removed through the incision, and the surgical site is closed with sutures or surgical staples. Open cholecystectomy may be necessary for patients with complex gallbladder disease or those who are not suitable candidates for laparoscopic surgery.
  4. Postoperative Care: After cholecystectomy, patients are closely monitored in the recovery room for any signs of complications such as bleeding, infection, or anesthesia-related side effects. Pain medications, antibiotics, and intravenous fluids may be administered as needed to manage pain and prevent infection. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital within 1-2 days after surgery and provided with instructions for postoperative care and follow-up appointments.

  5. Recovery and Results: The recovery time after cholecystectomy varies depending on the surgical approach used, the patient’s overall health, and the presence of any complications. Most patients can resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks after surgery, although strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks. With prompt treatment and proper postoperative care, cholecystectomy has a high success rate in relieving symptoms of gallbladder disease and preventing recurrence.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Cholecystectomy Treatment?

  1. Surgical Expertise: Our team of experienced surgeons specializes in cholecystectomy procedures, utilizing advanced techniques and technology to achieve optimal results for our patients.

  2. Customized Treatment Plans: We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique medical history, symptoms, and surgical needs. Our surgeons take the time to listen to patients’ concerns and develop customized treatment plans that address their specific needs.

  3. Comprehensive Care: In addition to cholecystectomy, we offer a wide range of surgical services and treatments to address various gastrointestinal conditions and emergencies, including hernia repair, appendectomy, and bowel resection.

  4. Patient-Centered Approach: At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Our surgeons provide compassionate care and support throughout the cholecystectomy process, ensuring that patients feel informed and confident in their treatment decisions.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of gallbladder disease or have been diagnosed with gallstones and are considering cholecystectomy, contact Neo TrueNorth today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Venkataramana

General Surgeon

Dr Shiva Kumar

General Surgeon,Proctologist,Bariatric Surgeon,Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Poornima Parasuraman

General Surgeon

Dr Kiran.K.J

General Surgeon,Laparoscopic Surgeon,Bariatric Surgeon