Gall Bladder Surgery
Gall bladder disease is caused by conditions that slow or block the flow of bile from the gall bladder. Bile is a fluid that breaks down fat during the digestive process. Inflammation or gallstones can block the bile flow. The treatment you receive depends on the degree of your gall bladder disease, gallstones, and symptoms. Many people with gallstones do not have symptoms and do not need treatment. Some cases of cholecystitis can improve with the use of medications such as antibiotics. However, when symptoms persist, surgery may be used to remove the gall bladder and the gallstones. The most common gall bladder surgery is laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy uses a small lighted camera, a laparoscope, to guide the surgery. A Laparoscopic cholecystectomy uses small incisions, which shortens the recovery time. It is feasible to have the surgery in the morning and return home on the same day.
Electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) can also be used to treat gallstones. ESWL uses high-energy shock waves to break up the gallstones. This method is sometimes used in conjunction with dissolving medications.
When your doctor says it’s time to get a gall bladder screening or recommends treatment for gall bladder disease, call Central Surgical Associates. We’ll make it easier for you. Our surgeons are trained and experienced in the testing and surgical care you may need, and they understand how to help you overcome your anxiety and feel more at ease with these kinds of tests and treatments. You can count on our doctors’ expertise and the compassionate, personal care that makes it easier to do what’s best for your health. We look forward to caring for you.
To schedule an appointment for gall bladder treatment or surgery, call our Jackson, MS surgeons at (601) 944-1781 or request an appointment online.