What Causes Gallbladder? Risks, Symptoms, and Treatment

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile, a fluid that helps with food digestion. In case of any damage caused to the gallbladder, it starts forming hard fragments which further causes severe pain and discomfort. Fortunately, now the gallbladder can be easily treated via laparoscopic surgery in Pune. Here, we will discuss laparoscopic surgery, gallbladder risks, symptoms, causes, and prevention. 

What Causes Gallstones?

The gallstones can range in size from whole grain to a golf ball. It can either form as a single massive stone or hundreds of small rocks causing sudden pain. It occurs as a result of imbalances that occurred in the substances that make up bile. Gallstones might also form if the bile contains a higher amount of cholesterol, bilirubin, or bile salt. 

There are two types of gallstones – Cholesterol and Pigment stones.


96% of patients suffering from gallstones are recommended laparoscopic surgery as its safe and most effective. If you have been diagnosed with gallstones, reach out to the best laparoscopic surgeon in Pune before the condition gets critical. Some of the significant symptoms associated with gallstones are:

  • Severe pain in the right upper abdomen
  • Pain and discomfort between the shoulder blades
  • Pain under the right shoulder
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal bloating or formation of gas in the stomach
  • Intolerance to fatty foods

Who is at the risk of forming gallstones?

  • According to the reports, women are more prone to causing gallstones when compared to men. One reason for this can be the extra estrogens formed during the women’s pregnancy period. 
  • Women who have undergone hormone replacement therapy and birth control pills are more likely to form gallstones
  • People ageing above 40-50 years are at higher risk of gallstone formation
  • A patient with a family history of gallstones is also at a higher risk of developing gallstones
  • Obesity
  • Frequent weight gain and loss
  • Intestinal diseases
  • Diabetes

Laparoscopic Surgery

Under this procedure, our laparoscopic surgeon in Pune makes a few tiny incisions in the abdomen to insert a laparoscope. It is a thin tube attached to a video camera. The laparoscope magnifies the image inside gallbladder to give a close view of the organs and tissues to the surgeon. Using the instrument, your surgeon carefully separates the gallbladder from your liver, bile duct, and other nearby interior parts. The surgeon then removes the gallbladder through one of the tiny incisions. 

Further Thoughts

The laparoscopic surgery often requires a shorter duration of stay, which means the patient can go back home as early as possible. The gallbladder is not an essential organ. If removed, patients are not affected much without the gallbladder. Visit Deccan Clinic to know more about the surgical options and aftercare tips. Our expert team of professionals will provide you with honest consultation, care, and support for your speedy recovery.

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