Gallbladder Removal Surgery San Diego
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 laparoscopic surgical treatment from a specialized doctor. Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul and Dr. Pascal Bortz have performed several thousand of gallbladder removal surgeries in San Diego, with remarkably low complication rates.
Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack
- Pain in the abdomen that lasts several hours
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fever or chills
- Light-colored stools
*If you are experiencing the following symptoms, please consult your doctor immediately.
- High-cholesterol diet
- Rapid weight loss
- Being 60-years or older
- Being a female