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Gallbladder Removal on the Gold Coast
Dr Manzoor Abbas is a highly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery, particularly gallbladder removal. He has a passion for providing patients with the best possible care and outcomes, and he achieves this through his dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest surgical techniques and technologies.
At his clinic on the Gold Coast, Dr Abbas offers a range of services including laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), hernia repair and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD) treatment. He takes pride in delivering personalised care to each of his patients, ensuring they are comfortable and well-informed throughout their journey.
What is the Gallbladder and Why Is Removal Necessary
The gallbladder is a small organ located below the liver that plays an important role in digestion by storing bile produced by the liver. However, if the gallbladder becomes inflamed or develops stones, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. In these cases, gallbladder removal may be necessary.
Gallbladder removal is a common surgical procedure known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During this procedure, the surgeon uses special instruments to remove the gallbladder through several small incisions in the abdomen.
The Benefits of Gallbladder Removal
The benefits of gallbladder removal include relief from pain and discomfort caused by inflammation or stones in the gallbladder. It also helps to prevent further complications such as infections or damage to other organs.
In addition, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has many advantages over traditional open surgery including smaller incisions, less scarring, shorter recovery time and less post-operative pain.
The Risks of Gallbladder Removal
While the risks associated with gallbladder removal are generally low, it is important to be aware of them before undergoing the procedure.
One potential risk is bleeding, which can occur during or after surgery. This may require a blood transfusion or additional surgery to control the bleeding.
Another risk is infection, which can occur at the incision sites or inside the abdomen. Symptoms of infection include fever, redness, swelling and discharge from the incision sites. Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat an infection if it occurs.
There is also a small risk of injury to other organs during surgery, such as the liver or bile ducts. This can cause complications such as bile leakage or jaundice.
Complications from anaesthesia are rare but possible, including allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.
It's important to keep in mind that these risks are relatively uncommon, and Dr Abbas takes all necessary precautions to minimise them during gallbladder removal procedures. Patients should discuss any concerns they have about risks with Dr Abbas prior to surgery so they can make informed decisions about their health care options.
The Preparation and Procedure for Gallbladder Removal at Gold Coast with Dr Manzoor Abbas
To prepare for gallbladder removal at Dr Abbas' clinic on the Gold Coast, patients will need to undergo several tests including blood work and imaging scans. On the day of surgery, patients will be given general anaesthesia before undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy which takes approximately 1-2 hours.
After surgery, patients will be monitored closely before being discharged later that day or the following day depending on their individual circumstances.
Post-Surgery Recovery Options & Advice
Following laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Dr Abbas' clinic on the Gold Coast, patients can expect some mild pain or discomfort around their incision sites. Pain relief medication may be prescribed to manage this discomfort.
Patients will also need to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks after surgery while their body heals. They should follow all post-operative instructions provided by Dr Abbas carefully to ensure a smooth recovery process.
Overall, Dr Manzoor Abbas offers high-quality care throughout every stage of your journey towards better health through his expertise in laparoscopic surgery for gallstones removals along with other services such as hernia repairs or GERD/GORD treatment options available at his clinic on Gold Coast.
Answers to Common Questions About Gallbladder Removal
Q:How long does it take for the surgery to complete?
A:The time it takes for the surgery to be completed depends on the type of procedure being performed and can range from one hour up to two hours.
Q:What are the risks associated with gall bladder removal surgery?
A: with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with gall bladder removal surgery including infection, bleeding, and injury to surrounding organs and structures. Additionally, removing the gallbladder may increase your risk of developing other conditions such as diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your doctor will discuss these risks in more detail prior to your operation.
Q:What should I expect after my surgery?
A: Following a successful operation, you should expect some mild soreness or discomfort around the incision site as well as fatigue while your body recovers from the procedure. You will also likely need several weeks off work before returning to your normal daily activities and you may need additional follow-up care depending on how well you recover after the operation.