Gallstone Surgery (Cholecystectomy) For Permanent Relief from Gallstones Pain

Gallstone surgery (Cholecystectomy) - To get rid of painful gallstones symptoms with minimally invasive daycare surgical procedure for most effective and permanent results

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What are Gallstones?

Gallstones are hard materials that form inside the gallbladder. The formation of gallstones is considered as the most common disorder of the gallbladder. Gallstones form when excess cholesterol in the bile crystallizes, causing the gallbladder not to empty properly. They can vary in size- a minute grain of sand to a large golf ball. The gallbladder can then become inflamed and/or infected, this is known as cholecystitis. Although an infection can be treated with antibiotics, the repeated formation of gallstones often requires laparoscopic gallstone surgery.

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    Overview of Gallstone

    Causes of Gallstone

    Bile contains too much cholesterol

    Bile contains too much bilirubin

    Gallbladder doesn’t empty correctly

    Weak digestive system

    Excess estrogen due to pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy

    Symptoms of Gallstone

    High fever with chills

    Dark color urine or clay color stools

    Intense pain in the central abdomen and right shoulder

    Digestive problems such as heartburn

    Nausea and vomiting

    Treatment of Gallstone


    The best healthcare professionals discuss the medical history of the patient to identify the gallstones. They perform a physical examination and recommend imaging tests to diagnose gallstones. During the physical examination, the doctor will check the body, and ask about the diet and check for pain in the abdomen. The tests can be:

    • Blood tests: To measure the amount of bilirubin in your blood and to determine how well the liver is functioning.
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): A tiny camera is threaded down to your gastrointestinal (GI) tract to help the doctor identify gallstones stuck in your bile duct.
    • Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan: For better imaging of the gallbladder to analyze the signs of gallstones.


    Gallstone surgery is known as cholecystectomy. The experts at Pristyn Care recommend laparoscopic surgery. In laparoscopic gallstone surgery, the doctor makes a small incision and inserts a laparoscope that has a tiny video camera mounted on top and surgical tools. The tube, camera, and tools are inserted and the surgeon performs the surgery while looking at a TV monitor to remove the gallstones. In addition, the recovery time is much faster and the healed incision will practically leave no scar.

    Why Surgicare ?

    Surgicare is COVID-19 safe

    our safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

    Post Surgery Care

    We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

    Medical Expertise With Technology

    Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. Our procedures are according to the norms of NABH.

    Assisted Surgery Experience

    A dedicated Medical Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

    Frequently   Asked Questions

    Gallstones usually cause an unforeseen intense pain in the upper right side of the abdomen. Sometimes, gallstones also cause sudden pain in the middle of the abdomen, slightly below the breast bone.

    You can live a normal life without a gallbladder. Your liver makes enough bile to digest the food you eat. Initially, you have to take some precautions about your diet.

    If gallstones are left untreated, they can become inflamed and lead to inflammation among other major complications. It may start forming pus inside the gallbladder, the organ could die, or the inflammation may spread to other neighboring organs.

    Usually, after laparoscopic surgery, people return to the normal routine after 48 hours. Avoid strenuous activities and follow post-surgery instructions for a quick and speedy recovery.

    Gallbladder surgeons may either remove the entire gallbladder or remove just the stones from the bile ducts. The surgery for complete gallbladder removal is known as cholecystectomy. The doctor may use the keyhole surgery procedure or laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder.

    Once you reach the hospital for gallstone treatment, the medical assistance team will begin the paperwork and formalities. The surgeon will check the test papers and proceed with the surgery. The doctor will also monitor your vitals and see if any other tests are needed before the surgery. If everything seems fit, you will undergo the surgery for gallstone.

    There is no definite cost for gallstone removal surgery. The cost may range anywhere between INR 45,000 to INR 3,50,000. However, the price may change from one patient to another based on factors such as diagnostic test charges, hospitalization charges, doctor fees, etc. To know the estimated amount, please contact our medical coordinators.

    No, not all gallstones require surgery. If your gallstones are not causing any severe symptoms, there is no need for surgery. But, if your gallstones block the bile duct or any of the stone gets stuck, it may cause excruciating pain. The complication is known as ‘gallbladder attack’ and that requires undergoing surgery.

    There are several notable clinics for gallstone treatment. One of those trusted names is Surgicare. Surgicare clinics are equipped with modern medical infrastructure and the doctors are highly trained too, to provide the best consultation and treatment for gallstones.

    Gallstones, in bile duct can be removed using a scope without surgery. We recommend to consult with a surgeon to proceed with the diet based removal of gallstones.

    When is surgery necessary for gallstones?

    Surgery for gallstones (Cholecystectomy) entirely depends on the severity of your gallstones and if the doctor thinks it is the best treatment for your condition. The laparoscopic surgical process of removing a gallstone is known as cholecystectomy. Cholecystectomy can be done in two ways – open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Depending on the number of gallstones, the doctor will decide whether to do the surgery to remove the stones alone or to remove the entire gallbladder.

    Surgery for gallstones is usually recommended when there are multiple stones formed in the gallbladder. Also, if the patient experiences excruciating pain, the doctor might suggest undergoing surgery for relief from gallstones pain. Surgery is also recommended by the doctor to prevent sepsis, recurrence of gallstones, and other dangerous complications.

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    Are there any risks of laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

    Laparoscopic gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy or gallstone surgery is a safe procedure with a minimal rate of complications on rare occasions. Every surgical treatment carries some amount of risks and complications, but even those are very rare to occur in the case of laparoscopic surgery for the gallbladder.

    Some of the complications that have been reported by patients are:

    • injury to the blood vessels
    • blood clots
    • internal bleeding
    • infection
    • side-effects of anesthesia
    • injury to the bile duct

    These problems are rare to occur and could be entirely prevented if the patient undergoes the surgery in the hands of an experienced laparoscopic surgeon.

    How to prepare for laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

    Before the laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, the surgeon may ask the patient to undergo a few tests including:

    • blood tests
    • ultrasound of the gallbladder
    • an imaging test of the whole abdomen

    Additionally, the doctor may also ask for your medical history and if you are taking any medicines or supplements. Before the surgery, it is important for the patient to tell the doctor everything about the medications and if he or she is facing any underlying health complications. On the day of the surgery, the patient should get someone to accompany him or her during the surgery and to drive back home. The patient should not eat or drink anything for few hours before laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. The patient should also carry basic amenities on the surgery in case it requires him or her to stay at the hospital for a day or two.

    How is a laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery performed?

    Laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal is performed under the influence of general anesthesia. The surgeon will place a tube inside the throat of the patient connecting with a ventilator that helps the patient breathe.

    In laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal, the surgeon makes tiny incisions in the abdomen and guides a tube attached with a lighted camera through it. The camera helps the surgeon get a clearer view of the abdomen.

    The abdomen is inflated with gas so that the surgery can be carried out easily. Through the tiny incisions, the surgeon removes the gallbladder and closes the incision. After the surgery, the patient will be transferred to a private room where the vital signs are monitored. If there are no complications, the patient will be allowed to return home within 48 hours.

    Foods after gallbladder removal surgery – what to eat and what to avoid?

    The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ which is located beneath the liver, on the right side. The gallblader helps in digesting fatty foods. After the gallbladder is removed, the liver will continue to make enough bile, but the patient might face problem in processing the fatty foods. Hence, doctors suggest the patients avoid fried and spicy foods, high-fat foods, and foods that can cause gas.

    After gallbladder removal, the patients should eat –

    • High-fiber foods such as oats, peas, beans, barley, lentils, nuts, sprouts
    • Immunity boosting fruits and vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, brussels, spinach, tomatoes, kale, avocadoes, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
    • Lean meats such as salmon, chicken breast, turkey, trout, tofu
    • Foods rich in healthy fats such as milk, yoghurt, mayonnaise, ice cream

    Avoid the following foods after gallbladder removal surgery:

    • bacon
    • pork
    • beef
    • sausage
    • red meat steak
    • full-fat cheese
    • full-fat yoghurt
    • processed bread
    • cinnamon rolls
    • coffee
    • soda
    • caffeinated beverages
    • chocolate
    • alcohol

    Know More   About Surgicare ?

    All humans deserve equal treatment but everyone cannot afford costly treatments at multispeciality or super-specialty hospitals.

    In India, many people don’t even have mediclaim to deal with medical emergencies. Also, there is a lack of experienced professionals to consult for a second opinion in case of surgery. Surgicare & ICU is built keeping in view the above points. It offers surgery and post-surgery critical care.

    Surgicare & ICU Hospital is well equipped for all kinds of surgeries and offers one of the best ICU teams of Vadodara to take care of critical patients. It offers help to all those patients who do not have mediclaim but need treatments. Surgicare & ICU offers the opportunity for second opinions.

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