The gallbladder is an organ that is part of the biliary tree and the digestion process. Its function is to concentrate the bile, explains Dr. Todd Mangione, General Surgeon at Homestead Hospital. When the gallbladder is in pain, It may be necessary to remove it, explains the specialist while showing a 3D digital image.
Without the gallbladder, the body adjusts to this. The liver is a very smart organ and takes over the job of the gallbladder, affirms Dr. Todd Mangione, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital. He explains the liver responds to stomach and then pushes the bile out that's necessary.
The removal surgery for gallbladder is a laparoscopic procedure, explains Dr. Todd Mangione, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital. It's an invasive procedure, patients are going to general anesthesia and It's called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patient can go home after 24 hours, he says.
20 million people develop gallstones, says Dr. Todd Mangione, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital. The surgeon explains how gallstones produce inflammation and a lot of pain. However, many patients don't know they have the condition. He affirms patients complain about back pain, gasses or reflux disease at night time.