Gall Bladder

Gall Bladder

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores and excretes bile. Bile is a fluid produced by the liver that aids in the digestion of fats in food.
It's in the upper right corner of your abdomen (belly). It is located just beneath your liver.

Common Diseases and Conditions of the Gall Bladder

Several conditions can cause gallbladder problems. Gallstones are the most common condition. Gallstones are usually harmless, but they can occasionally cause disease. Gallbladder diseases include the following:

Gallstones : Gallstones are pebble-like bile-like objects that form in the gallbladder or bile ducts. They can range in size from grains of sand to golf balls. They are typically harmless, but they can cause pain, nausea, and inflammation.

Cholecystitis : Cholecystitis is gallbladder inflammation. It can happen if a gallstone prevents bile from exiting your gallbladder. Cholecystitis is characterised by fever and pain and is usually treated surgically.

Gallstone pancreatitis : Gallstone pancreatitis is pancreatic inflammation. It happens when a gallstone moves down the common bile duct and blocks the pancreatic duct just before it drains into the small intestine.

Gallbladder cancer : Gallbladder cancer is uncommon. You may experience pain in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen. However, it is far more likely that this pain is caused by another condition.

Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems

Gallbladder problems cause a variety of symptoms. Some people do not feel or even know they have gallstones. However, if gallstones obstruct the flow of bile, they can harm your gallbladder or pancreas. The following symptoms are possible:

  • Pain in the upper right abdomen.
  • Pain in the upper mid - section.
  • Pain radiating from the upper right abdomen to the right shoulder or back.
  • Pain following a fatty meal.
  • Jaundice (yellowing of your skin and whites of your eyes) (yellowing of your skin and whites of your eyes).
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Pee or poop that is light brown in colour.


The removal of your gallbladder is the most common treatment for gallbladder problems. A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is not a necessary organ. This means you can go about your daily life without a gallbladder. When Dr. Vivek Tank removes your gallbladder, bile will flow directly into your digestive system rather than being stored in your gallbladder first.
There are 2 types of surgery :

  • Open cholecystectomy : Dr Vivek will perform open surgery through a single large incision. If your gallbladder is severely inflamed or scarred, he may perform an open cholecystectomy.
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy : Dr Vivek will perform laparoscopic surgery through a few small incisions. In general, laparoscopic surgery results in a faster recovery, less pain, and smaller scars. Cholecystectomies are typically performed laparoscopically.

Why Dr. Vivek Tank ?

Dr. Vivek Tank is one of the most trusted and reputed endoscopic surgeon catering to the varied needs of patients in the best possible manner. The doctor offers top-notch treatment at an affordable cost to make sure that money is never a hindrance to getting quality treatment. Here are a few reasons why Dr. Vivek Tank stands out in the field of gastroenterology.

  • More than a decade of experience
  • Adequately trained and certified
  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Superior treatment facilities
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Use of modern tools and technologies
  • Top-notch patient care
  • 100 % patient satisfaction

Book an appointment with Dr. Vivek Tank at the earliest to get well sooner!