SOME FOODS, CHRONIC OR ACUTE INFLAMMATION CAN RESULT IN GALLBLADDER PROBLEMS
Gallstones often cause a typical gallbladder attack in the upper right abdomen after eating some foods and fatty food, e.g.
  • apple
  • cabbage
  • turnip
  • egg yolk
  • bell peppers
  • cucumber

Another cause of these symptoms can be chronic gallbladder inflammation.
Gallstone disease can also be associated with more serious symptoms such as acute inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas.

The symptoms are caused by gallstones that have become stuck in the bile duct.

If the gallstones that have travelled into the bile ducts stop the flow of bile, the bile pigments remain in the body and the patient’s skin turns yellow. If there are grounds to suspect that there are gallstones in the bile ducts, these are investigated with an MRI scan or gastroscopy with contrast prior to surgery and are removed in conjunction with the investigation.

SURGERY ONLY IF THE DISEASE IS SYMPTOMATIC

Surgery is only required if the gallstone diseases is symptomatic. Gallstones that do not give any symptoms are removed surgically only in exceptional cases.
During the operation, the gallbladder is removed, because due to the poor function of the bladder, gallstones have formed.

The surgery is usually performed as keyhole surgery under general anaesthetic.

AFTERCARE

The patient usually recovers quickly following keyhole surgery. In the case of healthy young people, the procedure can be performed as out-patient surgery and the patient is normally allowed to go home in the evening of the day of the surgery or on the following day.

There is slight pain from the wounds. Nevertheless, during the operation, space to operate in the abdominal cavity is created by filling it with a suitable gas for the purpose, which can cause pain in the shoulder for two to three days. The pain can be treated with normal pain medication and exercise. Stitches that dissolve themselves do not need to be removed. The stitches dissolve about 10 days after the surgery.

Patients take about ten to fourteen days off work following keyhole surgery and about a month following open surgery. After keyhole surgery, the patient can return to normal activities as soon as their general condition allows. In order to avoid developing a hernia at a surgical wound, it is a good idea to avoid strenuous exertion while off work following open surgery.

EIRA HOSPITAL’S SURGEONS THAT PERFORM gallbladder surgery
Carpelan-Holmström Monika Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery Book an appointment
Juuti Anne Surgery and gastroenterology surgery specialist Book an appointment
Scheinin Tom Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery Book an appointment

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EXPERIENCED SURGEONS AND MODERN METHODS

Eira Hospital’s experienced surgeons perform operations with the help of the latest methods. An appointment at the clinic and surgery are arranged quickly. If you want, you can spend the night in Eira Hospital’s comfortable in-patient unit, where our professional staff will take good care of you.

 

 

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Tue 22.8
18:30
30min
Carpelan-Holmström Monika
Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
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16:50
20min
Scheinin Tom
Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
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17:10
20min
Scheinin Tom
Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
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Gall stone surgery Price  
Appointment with a specialist in gastroenterology
from  84 €  
An administrative fee of 16,95 € is added. Prices do not include laboratory or X-ray examinations.