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How to remove gallbladder stones without surgeryp?

How to remove gallbladder stones without surgeryp?

No effective way: Gallstones can't be removed or dissolved well with any medications or even lithotrypsy such as is used to break up kidney stones. Actigall (ursodiol) is one medicine used to decrease the likelihood of forming stones but it doesn't work to get rid of stones that are already formed in the gallbladder. Minimally invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy cures the problem. It's an outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read more

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How can you remove gall bladder stone without operation?

How can you remove gall bladder stone without operation?

Magic: Short of surgery there is no way to remove stone. Depending on type of stone it is possible to dissolve with medication, but medication must taken life-long. I would discuss this with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How to remove gall stone 13mm without operation?

Gallstone removal: No gallstone removal without surgery. A single large stone is less likely to travel down the small duct that empties your gallbladder. Travelling stones can be dangerous to your health. If you have symptoms of gallbladder irritation, pain, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting then a surgery consult is in order. Gallbladder removal with laprascopic cholecystectomy is safe, effective and durable. ...Read more

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Do gall bladders always require surgical removal because gall stones are present?

No: Gallstones can be found incidentally in many people who will never have problems with them. If you aren't having symptoms and there aren't any concerning findings on the imaging study that diagnosed them, they can be safely observed. Calcification of the gallbladder wall or stones larger than 2cm diameter are some findings that should encourage removal. ...Read more

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Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Yes: Small ones; all surgical procedures that involve cutting or puncturing of the skin result in scars. The appearance of the scar depends on many factors. Most heal 'well'. ...Read more

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If a person has gallstones that don't dissolve with medication, can the gallstones be surgically removed without removing the gall bladder?

If a person has gallstones that don't dissolve with medication, can the gallstones be surgically removed without removing the gall bladder?

No: The problem with gallstones is the gallbladder. Stones indicate that the gallbladder is diseased and needs to be removed. It is not the standard of care to just remove gall stones. ...Read more

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Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin. ...Read more

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Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Varies: Each person is different & depends if you are asking about open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery may have less pain than an open inguinal or open ventral hernia. Highly variable from one person to another. ...Read more

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Is their any meds u can take to dissolve gallstones?Can gallstones b removed without removing the entire gallbladder?

Is their any meds u can take to dissolve gallstones?Can gallstones b removed without removing the entire gallbladder?

No: The most effective treatment for symptomatic gallstones is to remove the gallbladder and the stones. Lithotripsy to destroy the stones and dissolution treatments have been tried in the past but are not successful. ...Read more

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Are some procedure available (non surgical procedure ) which can be utilised for removal of gb stone. Do medicine like ursodiol melt gb stone.?

Are some procedure available (non surgical procedure ) which can be utilised for removal of gb stone. Do medicine like ursodiol melt gb stone.?

Not very successful: There were medicines made for dissolving gallstones, but they were not very successful, so doctors recommended removing the gall bladder. A G.I. Specialist or a hepatologist (liver specialist) can give more details, but it sounded like only some kinds of small gallstones could be dissolved while other kinds could not; and stones could form again if the diseased gallbladder remained. ...Read more

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Without operation no solution of appendix ?

Without operation  no solution  of appendix ?

Appendicitis: If the question is whether or not surgery is indicated for acute appendicitis, the answer is yes. Once a diagnosis of appendicitis is made, the remedy is surgical removal. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Unusual: Should see and ask your surgeon. Fluid intraperitoneally may just be from fluid (irrigation) used during surgery . But other possibilities include bile leak or bleeding or pancreatitis, if you are not improving, get followup and find out what the ascites is and why you have it- underlying liver disease , heart failure etc. ...Read more

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Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

DIFFERENT ORGANS: Different organ will have different name for surgical operation if you operate on the stomach it will have a different name than the pancreas or the gallbladder they are separate organs is that what you want to know the question was really vague i hope that help. ...Read more

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I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?

I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?

Dissolveable sutures: Most laparoscopic surgeons will close the small incisions with buried absorbable sutures which do not require removal and will dissolve away on their own. ...Read more