Gall Bladder Surgery

Gall Bladder Surgery

Cholecystectomy

Problems related to Gall Bladder

Gall stones

Stones in the gall bladder are a common occurrence. Stones in the gall bladder can cause severe pain (biliary colic) or pain and infection (cholecystitis).

Once your doctor suspects a biliary colic or cholecystitis, your doctor is likely to discuss surgery to remove the gall bladder.

Gall bladder can develop polyps for which consideration could be given for the removal of the gall bladder.

Mr Hemadri accepts elective referrals for surgery to remove gall bladders (cholecystectomy).

Consultation

At the initial consultation you will discuss your symptoms with Mr Hemadri. You may need investigations which can be arranged. At an appropriate time when enough information is available Mr Hemadri will explain the problem, the options and if you chose the surgical option the procedure to describe the gall bladder (cholecystecomy) will be described to you including its side effects and complications.

If you offer your consent for the procedure, then a date of surgery will be set.

Surgical procedure to remove the gall bladder

Gall bladders are mostly removed using the laparoscopic (keyhole) method. Occasionally it may not be possible to complete the procedure with the keyhole method in which case your procedure will be completed using a conventional surgical wound/scar in the abdomen.

Anaesthesia for the procedure

Gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy) will require a full general anaesthetic which will be administered by an expert anaesthetist who is a regular core member of our team.

Our anaesthetist will explain the process of general anaesthetic, its side effects and its complications. Anaesthesia is an overwhelmingly safe specialty.

What if you do not remove the gall bladder?

If there are stones in the gall bladder which causes symptoms and the gall bladder is not removed, then further symptoms and complications can happen in patients (not in all patients) including sepsis, jaundice, pancreatitis etc. You may discuss these with your surgeon.

Stay in the hospital

Gall bladder removal is most often performed as a day cases procedure. On most occasions most cholecystectomy patients will be discharged from the hospital on the same day. Occasionally there could be a 23 hour stay. Very occasionally the hospital stay could be longer.

If a keyhole procedure could not be achieved and you needed a conventional surgical incision then you may require a longer stay in hospital (typically two or three nights).

Note:

If you have biliary colic or cholecystitis of an extremely severe nature you should seek the services of your nearest emergency provider (typically an NHS hospital)

Book an appointment

You are welcome to book a surgical clinic consultation by calling 01724500870 or use the online facility to check out availability of dates and book.

Please be aware that currently Mr Hemadri only accepts self paying patients (currently no insurance patients).

Payment and fees

Note that Mr Hemadri accepts only self-pay patients (no insurance patients)

For indicative prices of surgical procedures please visit https://trentcliffs.co.uk/mr-m-hemadri

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