Dr. Anthony Pozzessere - gallbladder surgeon

Gallbladder Surgeon

What is a Gallbladder Surgeon?

Gallbladder surgeons are the ones responsible for performing gallbladder removal or also known as a cholecystectomy. There are two types of procedure that a surgeon may perform during a  cholecystectomy:

  • Open Surgery – which requires a large incision on your abdomen during the operation
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – this procedure uses minimally invasive surgery where surgeons insert a tiny video camera and surgical instruments through four small incisions to see and to remove your gallbladder. 

What Does a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgeon Do?

In cholecystectomy surgery, the goal is to remove your gallbladder – a pear-shaped organ that can be found below the liver located on the upper right of your abdomen. Surgeons will use a laparoscopic technique to safely remove this organ through the use of small cameras and tiny surgical instruments passed through a catheter. These catheters are inserted through for small incisions on your abdomen. 

Carbon (IV) oxide is later then introduced to inflate your abdomen in order for surgeons to have a clearer view of the gallbladder. 

Other surgeons may also use robot-assisted cholecystectomy to achieve a cutting edge performance on the removal of the organ.

How Does The Best Gallbladder Surgeon Ramsey Conduct a Surgery?

Before any operation, your doctor needs to confirm the presence of gallstones in your gallbladder or in your bile duct. Commonly physicians would require you to have an ultrasound, to see the inside of your abdomen whether if you have gallstones or not. But if further tests are needed, your doctor may require you to have a CT scan to have a clearer view of your gallbladder. 

During the surgery, you will be given general anesthesia to keep you asleep throughout the process. While you are asleep, surgeons will make four small incisions on your abdomen. This is where all the surgical instruments necessary for the operation passes through, including the laparoscope.

Carbon (IV) oxide is then introduced through one of the incisions for surgeons to have a clearer view of the organ. A monitor screen with a live feed from the laparoscope guides the surgeons during the operation. 

Once the gallbladder is successfully removed, surgeons will then proceed on 

  • Removing the trapped CO on your abdomen
  • Carefully remove each surgical instrument inserted
  • Stitch up all the incisions made on your abdomen.

Generally, you will be held in the hospital for another day or up until the results of each test are released. If all goes well, the hospital will prepare your discharge in a day or two.

Visit Gallbladder Surgeon Ramsey NJ Today

If you feel any of the signs and symptoms of gallstones, seek immediate medical assistance. Dr. Anthony Pozzessere welcomes all patients to his clinic in Ramsey, New Jersey. A renowned surgeon, Dr. Pozzessere specializes in robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery and has years of experience in the field.