The Gall Bladder is a pear-shaped sac that rests beneath the right side of the liver. The main function of the gall bladder is to collect and concentrate a digestive agent, called the bile, which is produced by the liver. Bile released from the gallbladder, after eating, aids digestion.
Occasionally, various complications arise from the gall bladder. Gallbladder disorders usually occur due to the formation of gallstones. Gallstones are small hard masses consisting, primarily of cholesterol and bile salts, and are formed in the gallbladder or in the bile duct.
Some of the common disorders that arise and require surgery are: Gallbladder cancer, Cholestasis, Gallbladder Polyps, Biliary Colic, Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis, Choledocholithiasis, Gallstone ileus, and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
Gall Bladder removal surgery or a cholecystectomy is required when gallstones formed, block the flow of bile, and lead to complications, which cause severe pain and discomfort.<
A method called cholecystectomy is one form of gallbladder surgery. With traditional surgery, the gallbladder is removed through a 5- to 8-inch long incision (cut) in the patient’s abdomen. The cut is made just below the patient’s ribs on the right side to just below the patient’s waist.
However, with the invention of the laparoscopic procedure, gall bladder surgery can now be performed through several small incisions. This form of gallbladder surgery can be completed in one to three hours, and has a much shorter recovery time.
A laparoscope is a small, thin tube with a scope on the tip of it, that is used to see the inside of the patient’s body. Several small incisions are used, rather than one large one. The laparoscope is put into the patient’s body through a tiny cut made just below the navel. The doctor can then view the patient’s gallbladder on a T.V. screen and perform the surgery with tools inserted in three other small cuts made in the right upper part of the abdomen. The gallbladder is then taken out through one of the incisions.
With laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the patient can return to work quickly, he experiences lesser post operative pain, has a shorter hospital stay, and a swifter recovery.
A laparoscopic gallbladder surgery entails only an overnight stay at the hospital. Whereas, an open gallbladder removal surgery, requires the patient to stay at the hospital for about 5 days.
Another important benefit of the laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is minimal post-operative pain. Rather than a five to seven inch incision, the operation requires only four small openings in the abdomen. Also, patients usually experience faster recovery than open gallbladder surgery patients.
For some of the U.S. and U.K. patients, the prospect of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the U.S. and U.K. means a hefty sheaf of bills to pay. In such cases, patients can opt to go in for laparoscopic gallbladder repair surgery in countries like Mexico, India and Costa Rica.
The cost for gallbladder removal comes at a fraction of the costs that are charged in the U.S. and U.K. Medical Tourism Corporation’s network of hospitals can provide you with a gallbladder removal package from $4,500 to $6,000.
This package includes hospital stay, laboratory tests, anesthesia, operation theater fees, the doctor’s fees, ride to and from the hospital, ride to and from the recovery center, and medications.
Medical Tourism Corporation facilitates affordable Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Abroad at many international locations including Mexico, India & Costa Rica. Fill out the free estimate request form for a free quote & more information.