The Gall Bladder and Bile Duct Disorders at the Centre for Digestive & Liver Diseases is a specialised, well-equipped unit staffed by trained and professional healthcare experts offering effective treatment to patients with gall bladder and bile duct disorders. Our teams identify those patients who improve with medical management alone and some who are in critical condition and may also need post-op care. We at Yashoda Hospital believe in the prevention of infection and appropriate use of medications to cure gallbladder and bile duct disorders. Surgery is usually the last recourse where our expert's gastroenterologists help you to live a better quality of life.
The term gall bladder disorder is an umbrella term which is used for the various types of conditions that affect your gall bladder. The gall bladder is a small pear-shaped sac which is located underneath your liver. The gall bladder helps in storing the bile produced by the liver and then passing it along a duct which empties into the small intestine. The fats are digested through bile in the small intestine.
The majority of the gall bladder diseases is caused by inflammation which occurs due to the irritation of the gallbladder walls, which is also referred to as cholecystitis. The gallstones block the ducts; thus it causes the bile to build up and resulting in inflammation.
Types of gallbladder disease include:
The liver produces bile, which is a yellow, greenish thick, sticky fluid. The bile helps in aiding digestion by making fats, fat-soluble vitamins, and cholesterol, easier to absorb. Our bile also helps in eliminating certain waste products from our body.
Following are the bile disorders :
How is gallbladder and bile disorders diagnosed?
To diagnose gallbladder and bile disease, your doctor conducts a medical examination. You will be given an abdomen physical exam to find the exact location of the pain.
Some of the diagnostic you may have to undergo are:
How is Gallbladder and Bile Disorders treated?
The first episodes of the gall bladder and bile disorders are treated with pain medications. Our doctors, after physically examining you, will prescribe medications to reduce the inflammation.
If you have experienced multiple episodes of inflammation, the doctors will conduct surgery to remove your gall bladder. To treat active gallbladder disease and bile disorder, gallbladder surgery continues to be the most effective method.
The doctor will perform the surgery either by opening your abdomen with an incision or laparoscopically. The laparoscopic surgery involves making several poke holes through the abdominal wall and inserting a camera. Laparoscopic surgery is done to allow faster recovery.
Weight loss surgery
There are certain health conditions which increase the risk of gallstone formation. You can manage the gall bladder diseases by managing your lifestyle. Being diabetic and overweight augments the likelihood of gallstones. Our doctors perform weight loss surgery in some patients to control the weight and reducing the risk of diabetes.