- What are Gallstones?
Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in the gallbladder, the small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen. Gallstones can range in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. Patients may develop a single gallstone at a time, or several simultaneously.
Symptoms of gallstones include:
• Sudden and quickly worsening pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen
• Sudden and quickly worsening pain in the center of the abdomen, below the breastbone
• Back pain between the shoulder blades
• Pain in the right shoulder
In cases where these gallstones are large enough that they cause significant, persistent pain or health complications, patients typically undergo robotic gallbladder surgery. During gallbladder surgery, the gallbladder is removed completely.
- Why Should I Consider Gallbladder Surgery?
If left unaddressed, gallstones can lead to a number of dangerous health complications. These include:
• Inflammation of the gallbladder
• Blockage of the common bile duct
• Blockage of the pancreatic bile duct
• Increased risk of developing gallbladder cancer
- Why Choose Surgical Associates of South Florida for my Gallbladder Surgery?
If you’re considering undergoing gallbladder surgery to combat the negative health effects of gallstones, it’s important that you find a skilled gallbladder surgeon that has your best interests in mind. Doctor Reza Keshavarzi, MD, FACS is a high volume bariatric surgeon with a low rate of patient complications. He specializes in obesity and medical problems related to obesity and has helped countless patients achieve a better quality of life with the latest surgical techniques available today. All gallbladder surgeries at his practice are performed using a single site, minimally invasive daVinci® surgical robot that brings patients shorter downtimes, minimal risk of scarring, and less discomfort than traditional methods of gallbladder removal.
Looking for a place to receive a safe gallbladder surgery and relieve your pain? Contact Surgical Associates of South Florida today to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you! Offering Gallbladder Surgery for patients in the Miami, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay areas.
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Gallstones are solid pieces of material that form in the gallbladder. While gallstones can produce minimal to no health effects in some cases, in others they can cause a variety of severe health problems, accompanied by intense pain in the abdomen, back, and shoulders. Robotic gallbladder surgery at Surgical Associates of South Florida is a quick, simple, and effective way to ease the risk of gallstone complications and improve your overall quality of life.
Located in Miami, Florida, Surgical Associates of South Florida provides comprehensive, concierge-based care that takes into account the unique health needs of each patient. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment with our gallbladder surgeon, contact us today!