Gallbladder

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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 surgery treatment from a specialized doctor. Dr. Bhoyrul has performed several thousand of these operations, with remarkably low complication rates.

Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack

  • Pain in the abdomen that lasts several hours
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever or chills
  • Jaundice
  • Light-colored stools

Risk Factors

  • Obesity
  • High-cholesterol diet
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Being 60-years or older
  • Being a female
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Gallbladder Surgery

If other treatment options fail to alleviate your symptoms gallbladder surgery 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 hospital. The surgery takes about an hour to complete, with patients resuming to their normal activities within a few weeks.

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