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Gallbladder Surgery

The gallbladder is a small pouch present under the liver, and it helps in digestion. When there is recurrent pain due to gallbladder stones, then gallbladder surgery is needed. Peritonitis and portal hypertension are conditions that require open gall bladder surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is done in cases of cholecystitis and biliary dyskinesia.

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How can I manage my stomach pain due to Gallstones?

Query: Hello doctor,I had stomach pain after which my report was confirmed as gallbladder stones. What is the further procedure? Please let me know all the details, including the cost.  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. The mere presence of gall stones does not mean that your abdominal pain was from the gall bladder. Many people have gall bladder stones which do not give them any symptoms. When the gall bladder gets inflamed or when a gall bladder stones block the bile duct, yo...  Read Full »

I am having twitching and discomfort near my old gall bladder surgery site from 20 years ago. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had gallbladder surgery almost 20 years ago and still have an 8-inch scar showing it. It twitched lately, and I can feel it when my shirt rubs up against it. This has happened before, but just for approximately two days. I am on the following medications: Lisinopril, Carvedilol, and C...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please provide the following information so that we can get to the bottom of your problem: Based on the size of the scar, I believe that was an open gallbladder surgery rather than a keyhole. How long has the twitching been going on? Is this after you have moved anythi...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pancreatitis. What are the chances of it recurring in the future?

Query: Hello doctor,One month ago, I suffered from pancreatitis, and based on the MRCP doctor says that the pancreas is fine now, but I need to get gall bladder removal surgery. I want to ask if there is any chance of pancreatitis again after removal.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Once pancreatitis is controlled, patients are advised for gall bladder removal surgery to prevent reoccurrence of pancreatitis, as in your case. The doctor has instructed you on gall bladder removal because a prevalent cause of pancreatitis is gall bladder stones. Someti...  Read Full »

How to control diverticulitis pain followed by gallbladder surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a gallbladder operation last year and an umbilical hernia, then I ended up with diverticulitis a couple of months ago. That pain has never gone away. So I went and got an upper and lower GI done and it was clear. The pain is centered in the upper part of my belly and feels ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms you have mentioned are indicating towards gastritis or acid peptic disease. Still, I need more information. Why you underwent GB (gallbladder) surgery? You did not mention the GI series report, it was before the onset of pain or after the onset of pain? Is there ...  Read Full »

What is the action taken to manage silent and non-movable gallstones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male. I got a bypass heart surgery 12 years ago. During that time, my gallbladder had multiple small stones, which were silent according to the doctor. The location and position of these stones were found static during regular ultrasound tests. Four years back, I consul...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reports show chronic calculous cholecystitis. And as you do not have any symptoms like biliary colic or acute severe abdominal pain, it is asymptomatic chronic cholecystitis. ...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right upper abdomen. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I experienced acute pain in my right upper abdomen and that radiated to my back. It happened after I had a high fat meal that night. The pain lasted for hours and continued as a dull ache for the next week. I made an appointment with a gastroenterologist and he advised ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Such description of pain is usually seen in the gallbladder issues as well as acid reflux disease. There is no point in taking a second opinion from a gastroenterologist as he would suggest the same. Actually, his suggestion is ...  Read Full »

Even after removing my gallbladder, I have stabbing pain in my chest and back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my gallbladder removed almost six months back. However, I am still having the same sharp stabbing pain in my chest and back. I also have fatigue and nausea. I went to the ER two nights ago. They advised me to undergo an EKG, stress test, liver and kidney function tests and other ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it is gastritis and reflux disease. To alleviate your condition, it's advisable to steer clear of spicy and fatty foods, and to abstain from smoking and alcohol if applicable. Consistency in your sleep schedule and incorporating regular exercise into your routine...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pain and swelling after gallbladder removal. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing postoperative complications following gallbladder surgery. It has been almost six weeks since the robotic removal, and I am still dealing with substantial pain and swelling around the port incisions, particularly on my left side. The pain is affecting my ability to perfor...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern.Thanks for reaching out with iCliniq. I am sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing post-surgery. It seems like there may be a specific issue with one of the robotic port sites. Regarding your questions:1. Have you gon...  Read Full »

I have gallbladder stones. What are the risks of malignancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My recent ultrasound of the gallbladder showed a 4 mm polyp, a 1.7 cm stone, and a small amount of sludge. Though I am asymptomatic, I visited my gastroenterologist. His opinion was that though rare, having a stone and polyp increases my risk of malignancy, and suggested removal. I am v...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Ursodeoxycholic acid can be tried for three months. But, it is effective only in about 40 % of the cases. A gallstone even if asymptomatic should be removed through surgery because if somehow it slips into the bile duct, then it will block the pancreatic duct caus...  Read Full »

Kindly advise which surgery to undergo for gallbladder removal.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having my gallbladder removed because they found a 7 mm polyp during an MRI. The surgeon is recommending laparoscopic surgery. I read an article from a surgical oncologist that said you always do open surgery for gallbladder when there is a polyp involved. Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gallbladder polyps can harbor malignancy, especially if they are larger than 6 mm to 10 mm. If the gallbladder ruptures during the surgery or there is bile spillage, cancer cells can spread inside the abdomen. In laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there is a higher risk o...  Read Full »

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