Dr.(Major) R.S RENGAN M.S., D.N.B., Dip Laproscopic Surgery (University of Strasbourg)
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Apollo First Med Hospital,Chennai.
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Gallbladder Specialist in Chennai
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The Gallbladder is a small pouch like organ located below the Liver. Its major function is to store and concentrate Bile, dark green to yellowish brown fluid, secreted by the liver.
Bile contains water in the majority (98%) with the rest being made up of bile salts, Bile pigments, fatty acids cholesterol and electrolytes.
GALLSTONES occur in the gall bladder when excess of cholesterol or pigments accumulate in the Gall bladder. It can be silent or cause the following symptoms:
- Pain in the upper part of abdomen and in upper back. The pain may occur immediately after meals and last for few to several hours
- Nausea and vomiting
- Other problems, include, indigestion and heartburn
Who are at risk of developing Gallstones?
- People who have a history of Gallstones in their Family.
- Risk of Gallstones increases as AGE increases
- People with DIABETES tend to have higher levels of triglycerides which is a risk factor for gallstones
- DIET:One of the Major and most common cause is OBESITY. Persons who are obese are at risk of developing an increase in their cholesterol levels which can lead to its accumulation and stone formation.
- Hormones like Oestrogen can increase cholesterol and reduce gallbladder movements. So pregnant women or who take birth control pills and also women on hormone replacement therapy have increased levels of estrogen and may be more likely to develop gallstones.
- Losing weight at an increased rate can cause liver secretes extra cholesterol, which may lead to gallstones. Also, fasting may cause the gallbladder to contract less.
Gallstones can be managed by surgery. It is advised not to postpone surgery for a long time. The presence of stones in your gall bladder may lead to Cholecystitis – an acute infection of the gall bladder. It may also become gangrenous. In these situations, an emergency surgery is warranted. Such a situation commonly occurs in people with diabetes.
Gall stones can also lead to other complications such as pancreatitis by blocking the pancreatic duct. In chronic cases, it may in rare cases lead to Cancer of gall bladder.
Removal of the gall bladder is called Cholecystectomy. In the modern era , the accepted Gold standard is Laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder is a complex surgery which requires precise laparoscopic skills. It is advised that you choose a trained laparoscopic surgeon to perform this procedure.