Gallbladder Removal - Overview

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Understanding the Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a small organ in the digestive system located directly below and attached to the liver. Its primary function is to store bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver that breaks down fats in the food we eat.

However, like other areas of our bodies, the gallbladder is prone to problems.

Gallstones are a common ailment where hardened deposits form in the gallbladder. In some cases, they are as small as grains of sand. In others, they can grow as big as a golf ball. Regardless of size, gallstones can cause intense pain and discomfort. This happens when the stones prevent the normal flow of bile, resulting in inflammation called cholecystitis.

Gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy may become necessary to alleviate the symptoms and prevent further complications.

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

Dealing with gallbladder issues can be overwhelming, but you don't have to go through it alone. Our London specialists are ready to guide you every step of the way, from initial consultation to treatment and beyond. With expert care, innovative approaches, and a commitment to your well-being, we'll work together to address your specific needs and get you back to feeling your best.

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Types of Cholecystectomy

Our London clinic offers two types of gallbladder surgery, performed by expert gastrointestinal surgeons.

1. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

If you are experiencing gallbladder problems, you might consider laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During this procedure, small incisions are made in your abdomen, a small camera and appropriate instruments are inserted through the small incisions. This gives the surgeon a clear and magnified view, the ability to carry out the procedure with precision in a less traumatic way and with minimal blood loss.

You will likely be on your way to recovery in just a few hours. However, everyone is different. For some, health complexities or scar tissue could necessitate a more traditional surgical approach.


2. Open Cholecystectomy

In certain cases, an open cholecystectomy may be necessary. This method involves a larger incision to provide direct access to the gallbladder. It is usually chosen when a laparoscopic procedure is not suitable due to reasons like severe gallbladder inflammation, adhesions due to previous surgeries or variations in anatomy that prevent a laparoscopic approach.

Although the duration of the procedure is similar to the laparoscopic one, you might need a bit more time to recover. But don’t worry; a caring and dedicated team will be with you every step of the way. Your comfort and safety are our top priorities.


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