Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder disease is very common. Don’t let it put limits on your life and affect your lifestyle. You can prevent painful attacks by having your gallbladder removed and also prevent future problems. After the surgery, you will still be able to enjoy your favorite foods and activities. You will be able to feel good again.

If you’ve experienced a painful attack it is most probable that stones or delayed emptying of the gallbladder are the cause of it. This problem is usually treated with the removal of the gallbladder and it will eliminate pain and prevent future attacks. Gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in Connecticut and the United States. It is possible to live a healthy life without having a gallbladder.

The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located directly under the liver on the right side of the abdomen. A healthy gallbladder will store and concentrate bile that is produced by the liver. After a meal, the gallbladder squeezes bile through a series of tubes called ducts and the bile travels through the ducts to the small intestine where it helps with digestion. Bile helps with the digestion of fats. It contains substances that allow fat to be emulsified. It also stimulates the secretion of an enzyme that deals with the breakdown of fats.

Normally bile moves smoothly through the digestive system. Should stones form in the gallbladder they could block the release of bile which can cause pain and serious complications.

The gallbladder is not an essential organ and removal of it will not cause any observable problems with health or digestion. When the gallbladder is removed bile will go directly from the liver into the small intestine. There is, however, a very small risk of diarrhea and fat malabsorption.

Symptoms

Gallbladder disease can cause painful attacks. Generally, they will occur after having a meal. Some people may experience one attack, while others can experience many. Symptoms of gallbladder attacks include:

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