Suffering from gall bladder stones? Troubled by inflammation of the bile duct or worried about the problems of the biliary system? Consult Dr. Jay Chokshi, South Gujarat’s 1st National-Board Certified HPB and GI Surgeon for accurate medical diagnosis and immediate treatment of gall bladder, bile duct, and the entire biliary tract.
Digestion is a complex process. When you eat food, the function of the gallbladder is to release the bile that is has stored and aid in digestion. It is a located in the upper-right section of the abdomen, just before the liver. Gall bladder, along with liver and the associated bile ducts form the biliary system help in digestion.
As gall bladder is a part of the gastrointestinal tract, most of its symptoms affect the digestive system of the body. Let’s find out what symptoms can signal a problem in the gall bladder or the biliary tract:
If you ignore the symptoms of gall bladder problems, it can lead to severe issues include gall bladder perforation (bust or tear). It is always a wise idea to consult the surgical gastroenterologist to prevent the following complications:
Often the most common cause of gallbladder pain is gall stones. Made of cholesterol, bilirubin or both, gall bladder stones can become painful and cause blockage if ignored. Learn more about the complications of gallstones in detail.
The inflammation of gall bladder is called cholecystitis. Although blockage from gall bladder stones is one of the primary causes of the inflammation, tumors and infections can also cause the issue. If left untreated, it can lead to gallbladder abscess which causes pus formation in the gallbladder.
When cholecystitis occurs without a stone, doctors call it acalculous gallbladder disease.
Often when a gall stone or many obstruct the common bile duct, the bile begins to affect the liver. It is called choledocholithiasis. If left untreated, the problem can lead to severe complications such as inflammation of the bile duct, biliary colic, pancreatitis, etc.
When there is an infection or inflammation due to an obstruction in the bile duct system, doctors call it cholangitis. It can be due to a bacterial infection. Often, patients who have gall bladder stones are at a higher risk of the complication.
An abnormal growth protruding from the lining of the gall bladder is called a polyp. Although majority of gall bladder polyps are benign, a few can be cancerous. So, the doctor may recommend endoscopic ultrasound to ensure accurate diagnosis.
A cancerous tumor that grows in the gall bladder is called gall bladder cancer. Although it is very uncommon, a patient with a history of gall bladder problems has a higher risk. So, it is essential to conduct routine checkups for early detection.
As gall bladder stones are quite among patients in India, people consider removal of gallstones to be the only surgery associated with the gall bladder and the biliary tract. However, as we have seen multiple diseases affect the biliary system, the treatments vary. Dr. Jay Chokshi will examine the patient, study the medical reports and then perform a surgery depending on the need of the hour.
1. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – It is surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. Often, when the gall bladder stones are causing terrible pain and infection to the body.
2. Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration – If the patient, who has history of gall bladder stones or bile duct stones, is suffering from pain in the abdomen or nausea and vomiting, the doctor may prescribe Common Bile Duct Exploration. It helps in finding out if stone is blocking the flow of bile in the biliary region.
3. Laparoscopic Surgery for Mirizzi – When there is a comprehensive blockage of the common hepatic duct due to the impaction of a biliary stone, the doctor will conduct a laparoscopic surgery for Mirizzi syndrome. In a few cases, open cholecystectomy may be performed.
4. Choledochal Cyst Surgery – When choledochal cysts occur anywhere in the biliary tract, the surgical gastroenterologist may perform excision with Hepaticojejunostomy to remove them.
5. Benign Biliary Stricture – When the biliary stricture occurs due to any reason, the GI surgeon will perform a Hepaticojejunostomy to remove the obstruction.
6. Extended (Radical) Cholecystectomy – Gall bladder cancer.
7. Radical Excision of Common Bile Duct to treat Bile Duct Cancer/Cholangiocarcinoma – If the patient is suffering from bile duct cancer, the doctor may recommend removing bile duct and gall bladder.
Although the charges may vary, a gallbladder stone removal surgery or cholecystectomy costs anywhere in the range of INR. 35,000 to INR. 60,000. The cost of the surgery increases when the gallbladder has ruptured or there is a complication.
Often, the price of gallstone surgery can differ from one hospital to another. It is because different hospitals have different charges for choosing hospital wards, room categories, consumables, medicines, doctor/nurses visits, etc. Additionally, the cost also includes variables such as GI surgeon’s fees, anesthetic charges, etc.
If you want to know what will be the cost of your surgery for gallbladder stone removal in Surat, it is essential to visit the doctor for a consultation. Call on +91-9016519832 for the best gallbladder removal surgery in Surat.
For all types of problems related to gall bladder and the entire biliary tract, consult Dr. Jay Chokshi. With years of experience in treating gall bladder diseases and issues of GI system, the doctor will help you to lead a healthy life.
Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed surgeon for gall bladder treatment in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center.