Gallstones can cause excruciating pain if they get stuck and cause a blockage. You may experience rapid, intense pain in your abdomen, back, shoulder, or breast bone. Gallstones can also cause nausea and vomiting. Before surgery, you will have blood work, and an EKG performed to evaluate your overall health.
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal is Minimally Invasive
Gallbladder removal surgery is also called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and it is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. The minimally invasive technique uses only four small openings in the abdomen, so there is little post-operative pain minimal, and you can return to normal activities quickly.
Surgeons insert a narrow tube-like instrument and special camera into the abdomen, which allows them to view your internal organs on a computer screen. Then they delicately separate the gallbladder and remove it through one of the openings.
Rapid Post-Operative Healing
As soon as you can keep liquids down, you are released from the surgery center. You may experience nausea for a couple of days from the anesthesia. We encourage you to be up and around as soon as possible. Usually, within a week, you can return to normal activities, including driving, light lifting, and working.
Experienced Surgeons for Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates sympathizes with those suffering from gallstones, and we provide urgent care to relieve your symptoms. We look forward to giving you the quality care you need so you can perform your normal activities without discomfort.