What is gallstones?
Gallstones or gallstones are 'stones' that form in the gallbladder. This is a common condition and can decrease in families. the risk of gallstones increases with age and if you often consume fatty foods. For some people, gallstones can cause severe conditions such as stomach pain attacks.
When do I need to undergo open cholecystectomy?
If you experience pain caused by gallstones, it is recommended to remove gallstones.
Prevention & amp; warning
What do I need to know before undergoing surgery?
The operation is done by making a few small incisions. If you have had surgery on the bile area, it tends to bleed a lot, or if you have a problem that makes it difficult for doctors to see your gallbladder, open surgery can be the right choice for you.
What are the alternatives to cholecystectomy?
There are alternatives that can dissolve and destroy gallstones, but this technique involves hard drugs, has high side effects and failure rates. Antibiotics can be used to treat infections in the sac bile. Eating low-fat foods can also avoid attacks of pain. However, these alternatives cannot cure the condition, and symptoms tend to recur.
What should I do before undergoing surgery?
You must not eat and drink anything for 8 hours before the test. You may be required to stop taking medication on the day or before surgery. You should consult your doctor first before changing or stopping taking medication. Follow the other instructions for preparing the operating procedure.
What is the process of surgery for cholecystectomy?
Surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts for about 1 hour. The surgeon will make several small incisions in the abdomen and free the cystic ducts and your arteries. The gallbladder will be separated from the liver and removed.
What should I do after surgery?
You are allowed to go home after 2 to 4 days. You can resume your activities after about 6 weeks, depending on your level of operation and type of activity. Exercising can help you return to your normal activities. Consult your doctor first. You will recover completely and be able to return to your normal activities.
What complications can occur?
Complications can include bleeding, infection and injury to the channel that carries bile from the gallbladder to the stomach. During the process of cholecystectomy, the main intestine or blood vessel can be injured when the equipment is inserted into the stomach. Such complications are rare. Other specific complications can include:
● liquid or gallstone leak
● stone retention
● continuing pain
● inflammation of the lining of the stomach
● chest infection
● wounds on the bile duct
● allergic reactions
● injury to the intestine
● continued intestinal paralysis
● serious damage to the heart
You can minimize the risk of complications by following instructions from a doctor before surgery, such as fasting and stopping taking certain drugs.
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