Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder in order to provide a patient with permanent relief from gallstones or any issues associated with the gallbladder.
The gallbladder is responsible for the storing of bile, a fluid needed for the digestion of fats in food. Sometimes a blockage of gallstones can occur, causing the bile to accumulate, leading to a gallbladder attack.
Most people with gallstones never show any signs or symptoms. On the other hand, a blocked gallbladder can cause severe symptoms that require surgical treatment from a specialized doctor. Dr. Bhoyrul has performed several thousand of gallbladder removal surgeries, with remarkably low complication rates.
Cholecystectomy at Olde Del Mar Surgical
If other treatment options fail to alleviate your symptoms, cholecystectomy may benefit you. Dr. Bhoyrul uses the most recent cosmetic advancement known as the da Vinci surgical system, which allows him to remove your gallbladder through one small incision in the belly button.
Gallbladder surgery typically takes less than an hour with patients spending up to one day in the hospital. The surgery takes about an hour to complete, with patients resuming to their normal activities within a few weeks.