Even today, the word “surgery” induces fear among patients. This is the most common question that people ask me when they come for a consult for stones in the gall bladder. However, the options for medical treatment of gall stones are limited. At times urso-deoxycholic acid may be tried but the effectivity is questionable. Surgery is the best treatment option for gall bladder stones.
Unlike kidney stones, we cannot remove just the stones from the gall bladder. Removal of the entire gall bladder is the standard treatment for gall stone disease all across the world. Once the gall bladder is diseased, it will continue to form more stones.
First thing that we need to remember is that once you have stones in the gall bladder, it means that the gall bladder is already diseased. More than helping in the digestion process, it will cause problems. Human body adjusts well to removal of the gall bladder. There will be a few dietary restrictions initially, but most people live quite comfortably without a gall bladder. It does not lead to any major side effects in the long term.
Yes, gall bladder surgery is covered by all insurance companies. Please check with the concerned company regarding the procedure to be followed in case you wish for the surgery to be done.
Gallbladder Surgery in Mumbai or laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the most commonly performed general surgeries. Myths and fear of surgery sometimes lead to delay in Gall Stone Removal in Mumbai and may give rise to complications that could have been avoided. If you are detected with stones in the gall bladder, please do visit your surgeon for the right advice.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is a Bariatric Surgeon in India and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon.
Affiliations: Global Hospital, Parel; Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur, Tardeo and Chembur; Currae Hospital, Thane; Suchak hospital, Malad and Namaha Hospital, Kandivali; Belle Vue Hospital, Andheri West for Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Gallbladder Surgery etc.
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Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon. Extremely passionate about her field of specialization. She completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery in 2006, from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram. Set up in 1967 by none other than the first health minister of India, Ms. Sushila Nayar, MGIMS is deeply rooted in Gandhian ethics. Read more