If you suffer from severe stomach pain or persistent nausea due to gallbladder dysfunction, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive gallbladder removal surgery. At Naab Road Surgical Group in Indianapolis, the experienced team of board-certified surgeons offers both laparoscopic and open gallbladder removal surgeries to alleviate chronic pain and other symptoms. The surgical team creates a custom treatment plan to safely remove your gallbladder and restore your digestive health. Learn more about your options for gallbladder removal surgery by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online today.
Your gallbladder is designed to store and release bile. This fluid, produced in your liver, breaks down fats in the foods you eat during the digestion process. In a healthy gallbladder, bile flows freely and travels out into the rest of your digestive system.
When you have obstructions in your gallbladder, usually from gallstones, bile can’t move efficiently. This can lead to severe abdominal pain and other symptoms like:
Your Naab Road Surgical Group surgeon may recommend gallbladder removal surgery to alleviate your pain and symptoms if other treatments can’t. You may also need surgery to prevent a worsening of your condition.
Gallbladder surgery is a safe and effective option for alleviating chronic issues with gallstones. You can continue to live a healthy, happy life without your gallbladder. The providers can perform gallbladder removal (also known as a cholecystectomy) either laparoscopically or with an open procedure, depending on your specific needs and overall health.
In a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, your Naab Road Surgical Group provider uses a camera (laparoscope) and special surgical instruments which go into several small incisions near your belly button. Your surgeon watches images on a monitor sent back from the tiny camera to remove your gallbladder without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is typically an outpatient procedure, and you can expect to go home to recover on the same day as your procedure.
Recovering from laparoscopic surgery is often much faster than open surgery as the procedure only requires small incisions. This approach also reduces your risk of infection and unnecessary bleeding.
During an open surgery for gallbladder removal, your Naab Road Surgical Group surgeon makes a single incision in your abdomen to access and remove your gallbladder. This type of open procedure requires a larger incision than a laparoscopic approach, and you can expect to spend a few days in the hospital, allowing the surgical team the opportunity to monitor you.
Following your procedure, you can expect to have a follow-up appointment where your surgeon assesses your incision and ensures that you’re healing properly after the removal of your gallbladder.
If you have chronic pain due to gallstones or other gallbladder issues, schedule a surgical consultation today. You can book an appointment by phone or using the online booking feature.