You can live without it!
Gallbladder removal is extremely common as the human body does not need it to survive.
Recovery time is usually 1 week and you go home the same day of surgery!
Your gallbladder is a small organ that lives under your liver. It stores extra bile your liver makes and releases it after you eat to help your body digest and absorb the vitamins from fatty foods. However, normal digestion is totally possible without the help of the gallbladder.
GALLBLADDER DISEASE & GALLSTONE SYMPTOMS
- Abdominal Pain - Nausea - Indigestion - Fever - Vomiting - Jaundice -
GALLBLADDER REMOVAL SURGERY
If you're having symptoms of gallbladder disease or have been diagnosed with gallstones, the only way to safely treat the condition is to surgically remove the gallbladder as disease doesn't go away on its own and it won't respond to medication. Let our doctors help you determine if your gallbladder is the source of your issues and help get you back into fighting shape!
The most minimally invasive Gallbladder surgery called a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. This way our Doctors take out your problem gallbladder using only 4 small incisions in the abdomen. The laparoscopic surgery requires less recovery time and causes less pain than traditional open surgery. Our doctors can determine if you're a good candidate for this less invasive treatment.
Typically, patients will feel some pain and nausea right after surgery but will be able to leave the hospital once they can tolerate liquids. However, you're encouraged to walk as soon after the surgery as you feel comfortable doing so, this helps you heal.
Most patients are able to get back to daily life about 1 week after laparoscopic surgery, whereas patients who have the open surgery will need 4-6 weeks for recovery. After surgery, you'll follow up with your surgeon in 2 weeks and then get to go on with normal, pain-free living!