Gallbladder stone problem ranks among the most frequent disorder presented in the emergency room. However, fortunately, humans can do well even without their gallbladder. This small pear-shaped organ releases bile that helps to break down the fats. In case of excessive liver pigment in the bile or excessive cholesterol, the person ends up facing problems such as bile duct stones, gallstones, and acute or chronic inflammation due to gallstones. These gallstones are in the form of crystals that block the bile flow from the gallbladder to the digestive system. There are two straightforward treatment options for gallstones; medications and surgery. Most often, medicines are kept for the patient who cannot undergo surgery. Otherwise, gallbladder removal surgery is the primary approach to treat gallstones. The main reason for the preference for gallbladder removal is that medicines may dissolve the stones. However, once the medication stops, gallstones are formed again.
Medically, gallbladder removal surgery is termed cholecystectomy. ALSA Pakistan offers the best option for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Pakistan with well-experienced surgeons, state-of-the-art facilities, and extensive post-operative guidance.
When do you need to see the doctor?
It would help if you considered visiting the doctor for gallbladder removal surgery for the following reasons.
- Gallstones may range from the size of the sand grain to the size of a golf ball. The road blockage due to gallstones is termed Choledocholithiasis, causing biliary dyskinesia, which is a condition in which the gallbladder does not empty bile properly. Biliary dyskinesia often leads to cholecystitis which refers to the inflammation of the gallbladder.
- Furthermore, the gallstones may move to the other parts of the body and cause various problems.
Some of the common symptoms of gallstones that indicates the need for cholecystectomy include the following:
- Bloated feeling
- Jaundice (yellow skin)
- Sharp pains in the right side of the abdomen, which may be reaching to the shoulder
So, if you experience any of the above symptoms, you must include the best surgeons for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Pakistan at ALSA Pakistan in your list.
Treatment options of cholecystectomy
As described in the above section, medicines can be used to dissolve gallstones. However, the best approach is gallbladder removal. For the removal, there may be two options such as:
- Open surgery
- Laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery
The surgeons proceed with both types of procedures under general anesthesia, which keeps you from intra-operative pain.
Traditional open cholecystectomy
The conventional method for surgery is open cholecystectomy. First, the surgeon makes a large cut, such as 6 inches in the right side of the abdomen, right below the ribs. Next, the muscles and the tissues are cut, and the liver and gallbladder are revealed. After removing the gallbladder, the surgeon sutures the incision, and that’s all. The open cholecystectomy takes about one or two hours.
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery
Owing to the recent advancement and technology, surgeons at ALSA Pakistan offer the minimally invasive option for gallbladder removal surgery, the laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Pakistan. Contrary to open surgery, the laparoscopic surgeon makes four small incisions. In addition, they put a tiny camera inside the abdomen. Hence, the surgeon can see the look inside via a monitor connected with the camera. The rest of the three incisions are for specialized surgical tools. Thus, laparoscopic gallbladder removal is the least invasive procedure. However, the process takes about one to two hours.
Upon the successful gallbladder removal surgery, the
surgeon closes the incisions with either staple, surgical tape, glue, or the stitches that dissolve upon healing. Hence, you will not even have to visit your surgeon for the removal of these stitches.
In some cases, your surgeon may opt to use a robot to carry out the procedure described above. The surgeon guides the robot rather than performing it himself, which is known as robot surgery.
However, if your gallbladder is extremely damaged, has scar tissue, or is obese, you might not opt for laparoscopic surgery. Moreover,
How serious your gallbladder removal surgery can get?
If you are experiencing episodes of gallstone symptoms, you must be thinking of going for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Pakistan. However, for this, you must be worried about the risks and complications related to gallbladder removal.
In general words, complications after cholecystectomy are infrequent. However, there are always chances for malpractice which you can simply avoid by choosing the expert laparoscopic surgeons at ALSA Pakistan. However, if you fail in your choice of surgeon for gallbladder removal, you would know how serious your open gallbladder removal is getting by the following symptoms.
- Worsening pain
- Bloody drainage from the incisions
- Notable swelling and redness of the incisions
- Fever more than 101°F
- No bowel movement even after two to three days after the surgery
Similarly, the risks and complications related to laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery are very rare. However, complications are part of any type of surgery. Hence, you may face the following post-operative complications and risks such as;
- Bile leakage
- Heart problems
- Infection in the surgery area
- Blood clots
- Hernias (bulging out of the gut, intestine, or any tissue through the muscles)
In short, if you choose the best laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgeon in Pakistan, you can avoid the complications mentioned earlier. However, the risks and complications are infrequent for laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery and open surgery.
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Recovery after the surgery
The recovery from the surgery depends upon the type of the procedure. With the proper guidelines by the surgeon, such as at ALSA Pakistan, it becomes much easier for the patients to recover. The most important and premium instruction is not to take a shower for at least 1 to 2 days after the surgery.
- After the laparoscopic surgery, one can leave the hospital on the same day. However, you must take a leave from strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You would feel completely normal within 1 to 2 weeks.
- If you have opted for open gallbladder removal surgery, you must know that it takes a bit longer to recover. You can leave the hospital within 3 to 5 days after surgery. Moreover, it will take you approximately six to eight weeks to return to your routine.
Hence, if you seek an immediate solution and a speedy post-operative recovery, choose the qualified laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Pakistan with ALSA Pakistan.