What Are Gallbladder Issues?
Your gallbladder is a small organ located underneath the liver that collects bile, a digestive fluid, from the liver. It then uses this fluid for the breakdown and absorption of fat. This can be a useful part of digestion. However, if your gallbladder becomes inflamed, or you develop gallstones, the gallbladder can become a serious problem.
What Is the Treatment for Gallbladder Issues?
Gallstones, hard deposits that form in the gallbladder from the bile, can create significant complications. They may be as small as grains of sand or even as large as golf balls. The stones could lodge themselves in your bile duct, generating major digestive issues. Subsequently, you may experience pain, nausea and vomiting, or even damage to the adjacent organs. For this reason, for inflammation of the gallbladder from gallstones or other gallbladder problems, we may recommend a cholecystectomy. This is another name for gallbladder removal.
Is It Safe to Have My Gallbladder Removed?
You can live without your gallbladder, although you may benefit from making some dietary adjustments, as your body may not be able to break down fats as efficiently as before your gallbladder had become inflamed. While all surgery carries risks, at Surgical Services of Athens, we can usually perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This is a lower-risk, less invasive form of gallbladder removal that requires only a few very small incisions.
Gallbladder Treatment in Alabama With Surgical Services of Athens
If you are looking for a modern approach to gallbladder removal from a surgical group that has years of successful surgery experience, call us. At Surgical Services of Athens, we have performed thousands of successful surgeries in the Athens area and beyond. We are ready to provide the care you need for your gallbladder issues. To schedule a consultation, call us at 256-216-6500 or fill out our request appointment form here.