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Unit No. 1, 1st Floor, Someshwar CHS Ltd, Sector No. 8, Airoli, Navi Mumbai 400 708

Dr.Sonali Gautam

M.D. (Medicine), D.N.B.(Gastroenterology)


Gallstones Treatment in Navi Mumbai - Dr. Sonali Gautam

Incidence and Risk Factors

Understanding the gallbladder and bile

The gallbladder lies under the liver on the right side of the abdomen. It is a ‘reservoir’ which stores bile. The gallbladder empties the stored bile through the main bile duct into the duodenum.Bile helps to digest food, particularly fatty foods

What are gallstones?

Gallstones occur when bile, which is normally fluid, forms stones. Gallstones commonly contain lumps of fatty (cholesterol-like) material that has solidified and hardened. Sometimes bile pigments or calcium deposits form gallstones.There may be multiple small stones or a single large stone.

What problems can gallstones cause?

Gallstones are often found when the abdomen is scanned for other reasons.

How are gallstones diagnosed?

Ultrasound scan and blood tests are the most common investigations done. Other investigations like an MRI (MRCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) of the abdomen may sometimes be required.

What are the treatments for gallstones?

It is often best to leave gallstones alone if there are no symptoms. Symtomatic patients need surgery


  • Keyhole surgery is now the most common way to remove a gallbladder. The medical term for this operation is laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
  • Rarely, if there are severe adhesions or unsafe to proceed with laparoscopic surgery, the operation may be converted to a traditional open cut method.



If you do not have any signs of problems, you will be able to go home next day when you are able to drink liquids easily. If there are any problems like bleeding, or the patient is in a lot of pain, or a fever, you may need to stay in the hospital longer

Are there any symptoms after a gallbladder is removed?

Some people who have had their gallbladder removed may develop mild abdominal pain or bloating from time to time.

When will I be able to join work?

You need to take rest for 2-3 days at home (Not bed rest). Most people can join back work within 3-10 days.
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