Cholecystectomy

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How can a Cholecystectomy help you?

Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the gallbladder. The collection of bile in the gallbladder, the pear-shaped organ below your liver, can lead to the formation of gallstones that can lead to numerous complications. Brand Surgical Institute offers minimally invasive cholecystectomy surgeries to remove the gallbladder and treat the associated complications without harsh complications or extended downtime.

Why is cholecystectomy performed?

Cholecystectomy is performed to treat gallstones and the associated complications of gallstones. Your surgeon may recommend a cholecystectomy if you have pancreatic inflammation (pancreatitis) due to gallstones, gallbladder polyps, gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), gallstones in the bile duct (choledocholithiasis), or gallstones in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis). You should contact your doctor if you experience sudden and rapid pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen — that’s a telltale sign of gallstones.

Signs and symptoms indicating
you may need a cholecystectomy:

  • Sudden and intense pain in the upper right corner of the abdomen
  • Sudden and intense pain just below the breastbone
  • Severe pain between the shoulder blades
  • Severe pain in the right shoulder
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

What happens during cholecystectomy?

Cholecystectomy can be performed via open surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery. Whenever possible, our surgical experts perform minimally invasive surgeries because they’re safer, more reliable, and involve minimal downtime. The surgeon will perform a thorough evaluation, administer imaging tests, identify the gallstones, and curate a personalized cholecystectomy surgery plan. The minimally invasive cholecystectomy surgery is performed under general anesthesia at our accredited surgical facility.

The surgeon makes four small incisions in the abdomen and inserts a laparoscope (a tube with a camera attached at the end) into your abdomen. The laparoscope allows the surgeon to visualize the internal structures of the abdomen on a computer screen. The surgeon inserts specialized surgical tools through the incisions in your abdomen to remove the gallstones. The entire procedure should conclude within an hour or two.

Schedule a consultation for cholecystectomy in Glendale, CA

Brand Surgical Institute is the leading outpatient surgery center specializing in minimally invasive surgeries in Glendale. Whenever possible, our surgeons offer laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgeries instead of open surgeries, ensuring safer results with minimal downtime. Our surgeons also accompany you through every stage of the surgical process, from the initial consultation to the final days of recovery. Please schedule an appointment if you have the signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems in Glendale.

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