PreOp Patient Education
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Audio Presentation

Gallbladder Removal

Laparoscopic - Hassan Trocar


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Before we talk about treatment, let's start with a discussion about the human body and about your medical condition.

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Your doctor has recommended the removal of your gallbladder. But what does that actually mean?
Your doctor has recommended the removal of your gallbladder. But what does that actually mean?
The gallbladder is a small organ located below the liver. It's function is to store bile used by the instestines to digest food.
The gallbladder is a small organ located below the liver. It's function is to store bile used by the instestines to digest food.
Gallstones - small calcified deposits - sometimes form and block the bile ducts which lead from the gallbladder to the intestines.
Gallstones - small calcified deposits - sometimes form and block the bile ducts which lead from the gallbladder to the intestines.
In many cases, the problem becomes so severe, that the only effective treatment is to remove the entire gallbladder.
In many cases, the problem becomes so severe, that the only effective treatment is to remove the entire gallbladder.
This is the most common reason for gallbladder surgery.
This is the most common reason for gallbladder surgery.

Other reasons for removing the gallbladder include chronic or severe infection or the growth of a tumor.


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