Gallbladder surgery may be needed when a patient has inflammation or stones within the gallbladder, resulting in serious pain. The Association of South Bay Surgeons has expert surgeons who perform gall bladder removal for patient relief. Call the offices today to learn more about this procedure.
Gallbladder Surgery Q & A
Gallstones form in the gallbladder and occur from fluid which harden forming deposits. This fluid is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small storage organ sitting beneath the liver.
There may only be one gallstone or many gallstones of different sizes. Many people have gallstones and do not experience any symptoms. However, people who do have symptoms usually require removal of the gallbladder to prevent any further serious health problems.
- Sudden onset of right upper side or middle upper abdominal pain. This usually occurs after eating. Especially after a fatty meal. The pain can last minutes to several hours.
- Nausea and vomiting
Surgical removal of the gallbladder is the only effective way to treat gallstone disease.
Gallbladder surgery is done by laparoscopic (keyhole) technique with small incisions and a video camera. Surgery takes about 45 minutes and is a same day surgery. No overnight stay is needed for most cases.
Patients usually return home 2-3 hours after surgery. Most patients have mild surgery incision site pain and muscle discomfort lasting 2-3 days and usually resume full physical activity within 2 weeks.
Words from our patients
“The best bedside manner I have ever encountered in a physician. He made a very scary surgery a good experience…”
“An excellent doctor and surgeon with wonderful people skills. She is extremely personable and makes you feel very comfortable…”
“I don’t like surgery, but he made me feel comfortable, I really trust him. He was very patient and most Doctors don’t understand how important patience is.”
“Everyone in the office was very professional, and very nice to all the patients coming in.”
“A very down to earth doctor. I feel that I can trust what he tells me which is also told in such a way that I can understand…”
“The office was professionally laid out displaying a relaxing atmosphere. The free coffee and actual tables to sit at is a welcome sight…”
“During a very stressful time, the Dr. was thorough and calming. I felt very confident going into surgery that I had made the right decision on the doctor…”
“Good attitude, helpful, explained diagnosis simply and thoroughly. I really did appreciate the call on a Friday evening at home to discuss my options…”
“Office staff very kind and friendly, helpful when I had insurance issues and they worked the problems out. I did not have to…”
“A wonderful doctor who is quite knowledgeable in her field of expertise. She has a great bed side manner and has a pleasant, down to earth personality.”
“One of the best and most caring doctors, I’ve ever met. When I come to see the Dr., I know I’m in good hands, and I have complete trust in him…”
“I felt very confident about my decision to plan my surgery with this Physician. I did extensive research on my type of surgery, issues and options…”
“Dr Friedlander is such a great surgeon. She has the perfect combo of being a skilled surgeon and also being a very decent human being. She was totally present to me…”
“Good doctor, and very nice. She is a busy and in-demand surgeon, so even though I’ve been kept waiting a couple of times, it’s been for good reason.”
“Given a mountain of evidence, I know absolutely that Dr. Klein is absolutely one of the best surgeons and you will be very lucky to have him on your team…”
“I have to say he has been great. Since the beginning of my journey he has been there to answer questions and any concerns I had.”
“I can not thank Dr. Solomon enough for giving me my life back. Topping the scale at 279, I’m 3 months post op and 219 lbs, I would not have been able to do this alone.”
“She is truly amazing, her spirit will take all your fears away and you will be relieved from the moment you meet her. She’s truly an outstanding Doctor…”
“I went to Dr. Ali-jones for a double mastectomy. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and her bedside manner exuded compassion and understanding…”
“Dr. Bhayani perform colon cancer surgery on my wife. I am a pastor and deal with lots of medical people. Dr. Bhayani was outstanding, competent…”
“He explained in specific detail what a liver resection procedure was. I like that he didn’t sugar coat things but his caring attitude made me feel at ease…”