The function of the gallbladder is very important for our overall health and the digestive system as well. When the gallbladder gets inflamed, a severe and unpleasant pain appears in the upper-right region of the abdomen. When the gallbladder problems begin, one of the most successful treatments is the gallbladder removal surgery, particularly if nothing else helps, like oral medication and dietary changes.
How much does the surgery cost?
In the United States the usual price of gallbladder surgery is around $6000. However, the price can vary from several different factors, like – how severe the case is, where will the surgery be done and so on. Therefore the laparoscopic gallbladder removal can cost up to $10.000. And if you add the hospital bills and some other expenses to this amount, the total can be really high.
What are the gallbladder disease signs and symptoms?
The most frequently experienced symptoms of gallbladder disease are as follows:
Additionally, all these symptoms appear when the sufferer has consumed a large and fatty meal, and it usually happens during the night.
How to prevent gallbladder problems?
The best way to prevent gallbladder problems is to avoid eating foods full of fats. Having a healthy and balanced diet, and avoiding smoking and alcohol, will keep you away from trouble. Some of the foods you should avoid are: chocolate, spicy and fried food, coffee, eggs, etc. And it is recommended to consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially apples and cucumber. Additionally, increased water consumptions is highly recommended.
The gallbladder disease is usually treated with medicines that have the ability to dissolve the gallbladder stones. However, if the medications don’t eliminate all the symptoms of gallbladder disease, it is recommended to have a laparoscopic surgery. This type of surgery is well known and popular because of its safety.
What are the possible complications of gallbladder disease?
In some rare cases, the laparoscopic surgery, although considered rather safe, can cause damage to the bile channel and cause complications like severe abdominal pain and leaking of bile. This doesn’t happen often and is almost always caused by limited visibility during the surgery. When the bile leaks into the pancreas can cause severe pain in most people and in some cases even result in jaundice or pancreatitis.