The gallbladder is a pear shaped sac about the size of a golf ball that lies beneath the right side of the liver. Its main purpose is to collect and concentrate bile which is a natural agent fordissolving fats in the food we eat.
After learning your medical history, your doctor may examine you to find out about signs, health problems, risk factors that point to gallbladder problems, Diagnostic investigations such as blood tests, ultrasound and CT scan may be used to confirm the problem.
In the past, medication is used to dissolve gallstones. However, this treatment takes 18 months and gallstones tend to recur, furthermore, such treatment is only suitable for pure cholesterol stones, hence it is not recommended.
This is the traditional way of removing the gallbladder through a large abdominal incision. Risks and complications include excessive bleeding or infection.
With this technique, the removal of the gallbladder can be accomplished through only four small openings, each less than one centimeter in diameter. Here, a laparoscope (telescope with a camera attached) is inserted through a tiny incision to give a magnified view of the gallbladder. Instruments are then inserted through other tiny incisions whereby the gallbladder is detached from the liver bed and removed through an opening in the navel.
By operating through four tiny openings instead of the traditional 20cm long incision, most patients have significantly less postoperative pain. They also heal faster and return to normal activities sooner than patients who have undergone the traditional way of operation. In addition, this new operation technique leaves smaller scars compared to the traditional method.
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Tay Khoon Hean Surgery is located in the Gleneagles Medical Centre. The clinic and its friendly, caring and dedicated staff offer a comprehensive service in all aspects of General Surgery. The clinic provides a comfortable and warm waiting area with a fully equipped treatment facility for minor surgical procedures.
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