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 gallstone may accumulate around the gallbladder.

Robotic Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Typically, gallbladder surgeon used to remove 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, use small incisions, and are minimally invasive.

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 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 of 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.

The quest to major in minimally invasive gastrointestinal injury led to fellowship training in this 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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