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    Gallbladder Removal Poland

    Treatment Description

    Gallbladder RemovalWhat is the gallbladder removal?

    The surgery of gallbladder removal abroad, also called the cholecystectomy, is a surgery performed in case of patient with gallstones and other gallbladder problems.

    What is the gallbladder?

    The gallbladder is an organ in the shape of a pear, that is located under the liver on the right. It collects the liquid produced by liver. The removal of this organ in most cases does not influence the digestion of the patient.

    How should I preapre myself for the surgery?

    Before the surgery the doctor may recommend various tests including blood tests, xrays, ultrasounds. Remember to inform your doctor if you are pregnant and about any drugs you take. On the day of the surgery you have to be on an empty stomach, stop taking drug that the doctor told you to give up and do not take shower in the evening the day before and in the morning on the day of the surgery.

    What are the reasons for performing the gallbladder removal?

    The surgery of gallbladder removal is performed if the gallbladder does not work properly or causes problems. You may notice the following symptoms of problems with gallbladder:
    – indigestion
    – infection
    – nausea
    – pain after eating
    Other reasons for having the gallbladder removed, include:
    – lung disease
    – obesity
    – pregnancy (3rd trimester)
    – liver problems
    – having numerous surgeries on the belly in the past

    How is the surgery of gallbladder removal performed?

    There are two methods of the surgery. The first one, classic, involves the incision in the stomach, through which the gallbladder is removed. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This method is most common in case of gallbladder cancer, and also:
    – inflammation of the gallbladder
    – infection of the gallbladder
    – injuries of the gallbladder (for instance perforation of the gallbladder)
    – some injuries of the liver
    The other method, which is more preferrable, is the laparoscope cholecystectomy. The procedure is performed with the use of laparoscope, which also involves:
    – less pain
    – shorter period of recovery and stay in hospital
    – better aesthetic effects
    – fewer side effects

    What are the possible risks and complications connected with galbladder removal?

    The potential complications connected with the surgical procedure include:
    – infection
    – risks connected with general anaesthesia
    – bleeding
    – bile leakage
    – injury to the bile duct
    – injury to intestine, bowel and blood vessels
    – deep vein thrombosis
    – post-cholecystectomy syndrome (stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhoea, yellowing of the eyes and skin, temperature)

    Prices

    The prices stated are estimates taken based on todays exchange rates of GBP and EUR. Upon dental consultation an exact quote will be given taking into consideration all details of the patients treatment. The destination where you choose to receive your treatment may affect the overall cost of your treatment. Go to Destinations to check prices from particular city.

    Treatment Time

    The laparoscopic procedure takes around 2 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia.

    After Treatment

    After the surgery you may be asked to stay in hospital for 1-4 days. After leaving hospital, you should follow doctor’s recommendations as to diet and phisical activity. Most patients come back to their normal activity after 7-10 days.

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