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Gallstones

Overview

Gallstones are small stones formed in an individual’s gallbladder due to cholesterol, bile pigment and calcium salts. Dr. Srikanth Gadiyaram and his team of specialists are well equipped in diagnosing and treating gallstone conditions either through surgery or laparoscopic treatments. 

Types of Gallstones

There are 3 types of gallstones as listed below:

They are made up of cholesterol and salts and its one of the most common types.

It is mainly caused because of cholesterol. These stones can grow large enough to block the bile ducts.

Gallstones made from bile pigment are usually small but multiple in number.

Symptoms of gallstones:

In most cases gallstones cause no symptoms, however certain symptoms that can be observed are

Causes of gallstones

When the liver produces too much cholesterol, this can result in the formation of cholesterol crystals in bile that grows into stones. Or it also could be caused because of the changes in other components of bile.

Surgical Procedures

Majority of cases will require surgical procedures to treat gallstones based on the doctor’s diagnosis. Techniques followed by our doctors at Sahasra are;

Also known as keyhole surgery where a number of small incisions are made through the skin, allowing access to a range of instruments. Here the recovery period is quick.

A wider abdominal incision is made for the surgeon to reach the gallbladder and treat the stones.

Post Surgery Care

Our doctors will guide you on personal care based on case to case conditions, however some general care are:

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