You may ignore the health of your gallbladder until you experience pain. The gallbladder may not seem important, but it is a key part of the body’s digestive system. This small organ is beneath the liver so that it can store the bile that is secreted by the liver. The bile can remain in the gallbladder until your body is ready to release it into your intestines. Without this bile, your digestive system has a problem with digesting the fats that you consume from foods. However, it is possible to live a normal life without a gallbladder because your digestive track adjusts to cope with the lack of bile. The major health problem that affects the gallbladder is the development of one or more gallstones. It is possible to have gallstones without any adverse symptoms, and your body may expel the gallstones naturally. In some cases, a gallstone lodges in a gallbladder’s bile duct, and this is what can cause chronic or intermittent discomfort. In addition to pain from the gallstone, you can have additional symptoms such as nausea, intestinal gas, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation or vomiting. Here at Surgical Associates of South Florida, we are proud to offer gallbladder surgery to our patients.
When Do You Need Gallbladder Surgery?
When you have frequent gallbladder attacks or experience chronic pain, it is time to consider surgery. In the past, the removal of the gallbladder required the creation of a long opening to reach the organ and remove it from the abdominal cavity. Today, it is possible to have a gallbladder removed with minimal invasion, and the surgeon can use small cameras to see the abdominal cavity to remove the organ along with inspecting the surrounding organs. After the organ is removed, you will need to recover for a certain period.
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Get ahead of the curve and take control of your well-being! To learn more about the gallbladder and determine if you need gallbladder surgery, get started by making an appointment with Surgical Associates of South Florida! At our convenient location in Miami, FL, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be pleased to address any questions and concerns you may have. Don’t delay when it comes to your health – contact us today to set up your consultation!