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Suggest treatment for gallstones

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Posted on Thu, 13 Aug 2015
Question: I have a gallstone in my bladder. Can gallstones be surgically or otherwise removed without removing gallbladder?
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Answered by Dr. Rishi (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The Gold standard treatment is Laparoscopic Gall bladder removal.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
I would gather you have gallstones which are symptomatic. What is the size of the stones in the bladder?
The treatment of gallstones is removal of the Gall bladder. Removal of stones can lead to recurrence of stone formation and therefore not done. Removing the gall bladder Laparoscopically is the Gold standard treatment of Gallstones. It is a straight forward operation. I suggest you discuss the risks with your Surgeon. If it does not trouble you much you could manage without surgery by taking medicines whenever you have problems. But the decision should be yours as to whether to get operated or not.
You could send us the Ultrasound report so that we can advice you optimally.
Take care.
Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Rishi (15 minutes later)
Thank you. I am wondering what are the likely consequences/implications of gall bladder removal in terms of normality of functions e.g. how would the bile be supplied for digestion etc without the gall bladder?
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Answered by Dr. Rishi (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Functions will get back to normal in a few weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Good to hear from you.
You need not worry about the implications. It is the commonest Surgery being done around the world. The body gets used to the absence of the Gall bladder. The bladder functions to concentrate the bile and store it. After removal the bile will be supplied by the hepatic ducts into the common bile duct and into the duodenum. The intestines have the capacity to use this bile inherently. You might experience nausea and bloatedness for a few weeks which will resolve subsequently as the body adapts.
But as for general anesthesia risks and concerns you should consult the operating Surgeon and Anaesthetist.
Take care.
Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Brief Answer: The Gold standard treatment is Laparoscopic Gall bladder removal. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX I would gather you have gallstones which are symptomatic. What is the size of the stones in the bladder? The treatment of gallstones is removal of the Gall bladder. Removal of stones can lead to recurrence of stone formation and therefore not done. Removing the gall bladder Laparoscopically is the Gold standard treatment of Gallstones. It is a straight forward operation. I suggest you discuss the risks with your Surgeon. If it does not trouble you much you could manage without surgery by taking medicines whenever you have problems. But the decision should be yours as to whether to get operated or not. You could send us the Ultrasound report so that we can advice you optimally. Take care. Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX