Gallbladder

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Gallbladder

The gallbladder’s primary function is to act as a storage for bile. It is located right under the liver and is attached to the main bile duct. The liver makes bile and secretes it into the main bile duct. From there, bile can pass directly into the small intestine to aid in absorption of fats, or it can be stored in the gallbladder. When we eat fatty foods, a signal is sent to our gallbladder to squeeze out extra bile, so that we can absorb the fats from our meal.

Robotic gallbladder surgery

removes the gallbladder when other medical treatment options have not proven to be successful.
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Gallbladder Surgery

Diseases of the Gallbladder

Symptomatic Gallstones

Occasionally, cholesterol and bile in the gallbladder can mix together and form gallstones. If a gallstone blocks the opening of the gallbladder to the bile duct when the gallbladder squeezes, it produces pain and nausea. This is referred to as biliary colic or symptomatic cholelithiasis (gallstones). Symptoms typically occur within 1-2 hours of eating a fatty meal and resolve without intervention, as the stone falls away from the opening and the blockage is removed. However, if the symptoms do not resolve, you may need the best gallstone or gallbladder surgery in Ramsey, NJ.

Acute Cholecystitis

Acute cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) occurs when the gallstone blocking the opening to the bile duct does not release and the gallbladder remains obstructed. In this situation, symptoms do not resolve, and most people will find themselves in the emergency room or their doctor’s office, and then the operating room for gallstone or gallbladder surgery.

Risk Factors for Gallbladder Disease

Classic risk factors for developing gallstones and gallbladder disease include the following:

Although no specific gene has been identified for developing gallbladder problems, certain populations have been noted to have an increased incidence of gallbladder diseases and have been seen in families.

Signs and Symptoms

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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery in Ramsey

Laparoscopic or robotic gallbladder surgery is the minimally invasive procedure commonly performed on the gallbladder. These techniques may make up to four small abdominal incisions, thus reducing the patients’ hospital stay.
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Robotic Gallbladder surgery lasts approximately one hour. Some patients may go home the same day of surgery, and others may require overnight hospitalization. After gallbladder surgery, patients may resume their normal daily activities with minimal restrictions. A few patients may experience diarrhea after having gallbladder surgery, but most do not. Of those who do, diarrhea typically resolves with time. Most patients feel completely recovered and are back to normal activity by 1-2 weeks after gallbladder surgery.

Cholecystectomy Robot-Assissted Surgery in Ramsey, New Jersey

The da Vinci System has revolutionized surgeries, particularly those that involve robotic surgery and other advances in healthcare. With Dr. Pozzessere’s extensive expertise in this system, he is able to provide better outcomes to his patients by using it as part of his procedure.

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Some people tend to ignore discomfort around some areas of the body, such as the abdomen. However, ignorance can end up costing the life of a patient. According to Medscape, around 6000 to 7000 deaths, caused by acute gallstone diseases, are reported annually in the United States. At times, the patient may not be aware of the signs, causes, symptoms, and treatment for gallstone disease. Well, one should take a few minutes to read through the article to learn more about gallbladder removal surgery.

Function and Role of the Gallbladder

The primary function of the gallbladder is to store bile produced by the liver. The bile breaks down and absorbs fats in the duodenum. However, the gallbladder only releases bile during digestion. During the absorption process, crystalline deposits known as gallstones may accumulate around the gallbladder.

Robotic Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Typically, a gallbladder surgeon removes the gallbladder through open surgery. However, surgical removal of the gallbladder through open surgery poses several health risks. For instance, the patient may experience;

The advancements in technology have made it possible to use laparoscopy and robotic surgical systems. More surgeons now prefer robotic and laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery. The advantages of these procedures include short recovery periods, small incisions, and less invasiveness.

In laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the surgeon uses a light scope fitted with a video camera to project images on the monitor. Thanks to special X-ray devices, the surgeon is able to remove the gallbladder and allow bile to flow into the small intestine.

Gallbladder removal surgery takes between two to three hours. Under the supervision of the surgeon, it is rare to experience a complication during gallbladder removal surgery.

The patient can leave the hospital on the same day of the surgery or may be advised to stay overnight.

In case of any complications, patients are encouraged to contact the surgeon immediately. However, there are only a few recorded complications from laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery

Remarkable Robotic Gallbladder Surgeon

Some patients become anxious before the gallbladder removal surgery is undertaken. Part of this may be attributed to the doubt on the skill set of the surgeon. Well, patients should not worry, especially when getting treatment from the world-renowned robotic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Pozzessere.

This will not be the first time that he performs gallbladder removal surgery. His profound experience dates back to years of performing gallbladder removal surgery to many patients.

His quest to major in minimally invasive gastrointestinal injury led to his fellowship training in the same field at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Patients get the guarantee of getting the best robotic and laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery from the renowned general surgeon.

Give Us a Call​

At the slightest indication of any of the signs and symptoms of gallstone disease, the patient should take immediate action. Feel free to contact Dr. Anthony Pozzessere, based in Ramsey, New Jersey for medical assistance.

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