Gallbladder Stones (biliary) Removal Treatment in Hyderabad
Frequently Asked Questions
What are gallbladder stones or gallstones?
The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped sac-like organ that stores excess bilirubin produced by the liver. Gallstones or Gallbladder stones are the crystals formed due to bile cholesterol and excess bilirubin stored in the gallbladder.
What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones?
Symptoms associated with gallbladder stones are:
Pain in the upper abdomen which may extend to the upper back
Change in the color of the stool (usually clay colored)
What are the treatment options for gallbladder stones?
Treatment options available for Gallbladder Stone Removal are:
Surgical removal of the gallbladder (Cholecystectomy)
Gallbladder cleanses - There are many alternative medicines and recipes available which are believed to cleanse the gallbladder and remove the stones through the stools. However, there are not enough studies proving the same.
Natural and home remedies
What happens if gallstones are untreated?
If gallbladder stones are left untreated then in a few of the cases, the stone goes away on their own, but it is very rare. The accumulated stones cause pus formation and damage the inner lining of the gallbladder and can even lead to gangrene(dying of the tissue) of the gallbladder.
What are the dietary changes to be made after gallstones removal?
After undergoing gallstone removal surgery, one should avoid the following food items that are high in fats.
Meat high in fats such as bacon, bologna, sausages, etc.
Food prepared with excessive butter
Palm oil and coconut oil
The skin of the meat (chicken or turkey)
Who are the specialists for treating gallbladder stones?
A certified and well-experienced Gastroenterologist and or General Physician can treat gallbladder stones.
What is the cost of Gallbladder Stones Removal Treatment?
The cost of Gallbladder Stones Removal Treatment depends on the following factors:
Age of the patient
Experience of the surgeon
Days of hospital stay if any
Complication during the surgery
However, the cost of home remedies and medication therapy is minimum. Surgical removal of gallbladder cost depends on the type of surgery opted for.
Open Cholecystectomy: Rs.50,000 to 1,00,000
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Rs.80,000 to 1,50,000
What are the causes of gallbladder stones?
Few of the causes of gallbladder stones are:
Excessive amount of cholesterol in the bile
Excessive amount of bilirubin in the bile
Concentrated bile when bile is full
What is the success rate of Gallbladder Stone Removal Treatment?
The success rate of cholecystectomy is around 95% and may depend on the adherence of the patient to the treatment.