CHOLOCYSTECTOMY

INTRODUCTION-DEFINITION

The gallbladder is an organ, located in the anterior and inferior surface of the liver and is connected to the bile duct, which directs the production of bile from the liver in the duodenum.

The gallbladder, patients call it "bile", is a small repository of bile, which is stored there between meals.

Why are created stones in the gallbladder?

When the gall bladder is not normally constricts and its contents stagnate, the cholesterol crystals located inside, are "settled down" and progressively create stones.

SYMPTOMS

The stones create malfunction of the gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), indigestion and when moving the stones caused obstruction of the bile duct with jaundice (golden) or acute pancreatitis. Each gallbladder, which has given symptoms because the stones containing, has to be removed because the risk of complications from the stones is great.

TREATMENT

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, laparoscopically, and lasts from 20 minutes to 1 hour. The patient will get up and eat the same evening. He will leave the hospital in 24 hours.

COMPLICATIONS & LIFE AFTER SURGERY

The surgery has no consequence, however because the gallbladder does not function well, it is observed after surgery an improvement digestive function.