Gallbladder stone disease is common especially in the Northern part of India, The standard Gallbladder stone treatment worldwide is Surgery. There are so many theories given about the formation of gallbladder stone. But there are no preventive methods for gallbladder stone formation. Most common symptom patients complain is a pain in the right upper abdomen. When ultrasound of the abdomen is done for pain in the abdomen, stones are detected.
The standard treatment for gallbladder stone worldwide is surgical removal of the whole of the gallbladder. It is called as Laparoscopically cholecystectomy as mostly it is done by means of laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgery is done by small incisions. Small incisions mean there is less pain in the post-operative period. It allows early mobilization of the patient and early recovery in the post-operative period.
Indication of Open Cholecystectomy
Only in difficult cases or when it is expected that there will adhesions at gallbladder fossa open cholecystectomy is performed, In these cases also a trial of laparoscopy can be given. As the length of the incision is more recovery is late. When compared to laparoscopic surgery in open surgery patient is discharge late.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy come under day care surgery. It means if a patient is comfortable in the post-operative period, no complaints. accepting orally no vomitting then the patient can be discharged on the same day of surgery. The patient can do his normal day to day activity form next day onwards and can go to job also
Alternative gallbladder stone treatment
There is no role of other treatment options available for gallbladder stone treatment. Some homeopathic doctors claim so but no. It is advised for the patients do not go for these alternative treatment options available as a patient may develop complications.
Most frequently asked a question on gallbladder stone treatment
The most common question which is asked by the patients is whether the whole of the gallbladder is removed or only the stones are removed. As gallbladder is already not functioning the standard procedure is removal of the whole of the gallbladder. Gallbladder removal does not affect digestion. The only precaution is to avoid fatty diet for next 2-3 months. After this time patient can have a normal diet. There is no special diet after gallbladder removal