Gallstones are not something that disappear on their own, which means surgery for gallstones in Maryland may be your only option.
What Are Gallstones?
Gallstones are small hardened fragments that may form if your gallbladder is not functioning properly.
In fact, around 80% of patients with gallstones require surgery.
Gallstone Surgery Options
There are two methods to remove your gallstones.
Open surgery occurs when a surgeon makes an incision into your stomach and removes your gallbladder.
Alternatively, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the other surgical option where four small incisions are made and a camera is used to remove the gallbladder more accurately.
Signs You May Need Gallstone Surgery
If you are not experiencing any uncomfortable symptoms you will likely not require surgery for your gallstones.
However, if you are experiencing intense and persistent pain it may be a sign that your gallstones have entered or blocked a bile duct.
If left untreated, this can lead to more serious health concerns including an inflamed pancreas, gallbladder, or bile ducts.
In some cases, you may be able to relieve your symptoms through dietary changes or with medication.
However, if you believe you are experiencing gallstones you should call a doctor immediately.
Your doctor will be the best person to assess your current health state to determine the best treatment plan for your concerns.
Can You Live Without Your Gallbladder?
Yes, your body is perfectly capable of creating bile through your liver which makes gallbladder removal a non-issue.
Surgery for Gallstones in Maryland
At Maryland Bariatrics our team of surgeons are uniquely qualified to treat patients experiencing symptoms of gallstones.
To learn more about the services we offer visit our website today.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please call us today to speak with a member of our team at 301-965-0546.