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Gallbladder Removal Surgery Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Gallbladder Removal Surgery to foreign patients.

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed general surgeon:

Dr. Metin Çakmakçı

Oncological Surgery, Surgical Infections, Breast Surgery, Surgical approach in trauma

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

Medical Port is a medical travel facilitator, dedicated to connect individuals with the best healthcare in private hospitals and clinics in Portugal. Medical Port makes sure your health comes first

Listed general surgeon:

Dr. Miguel Pinto

Consultant - General Surgery

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Koc University Hospital

Koc University Hospital’s Health Sciences Campus spans over an area of 220.000 m2 and serves with 404 Rooms, 73 Intensive Care Units, 12 Operating Rooms and 14 Intervention Rooms to provide healthcare services with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.

3 listed general surgeons:

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Prof. Emre Balık MD

Professor of General Surgery

Prof. Mert Erkan MD

Associate Professor of General Surgery

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Hospitals strives to provide quality care and it exceeds patients’ expectations. The treatment provided is accessible, cost-effective and convenient. The hospital is well equipped with a good infrastructure.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Rambam Medical Center

The General Surgery Section admits 6,000 new patients every year. Almost 3,000 surgical procedures are performed by the section annually.

3 listed general surgeons:

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Prof. Yoram Kluger, MD

Director, Department of General Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Assalia, MD

Deputy Director, The Department of General Surgery

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Medicana Healthcare Group

In our centers, kidney, liver, bone marrow and cornea transplantations are performed at international standards. Medicana Health Group is among remarkable healthcare facilities which support organ donation and transplantation. Medicana Bahçelievler, Medicana Çamlıca, Medicana International Istanb

3 listed general surgeons:

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Assoc. Prof. Professor Erkan Öztürk

Breast & Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Salim Gümüş

General Surgeon

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

3,000 - 5,000 US$

Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

General and Digestive Surgery in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary The technical platform of the Protestant Infirmary allows the specialty to take care of complex pathologies and ensure optimal follow-up of our patients.

3 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Garbit

General and Digestive Surgeon

Dr. Raspado

General and Digestive Surgeon

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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About Gallbladder Removal Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is gallbladder removal surgery?
Gallbladder removal surgery (also known as Cholecystectomy) is a surgical procedure performed to remove the gallbladder. Removal of the gallbladder will not cause any threats to your life.

What are the different types of gallbladder removal surgery?

There are two types of gallbladder removal surgery:
 

  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery
    This method uses a laparoscope to remove the gallbladder. A laparoscope is a flexible endoscopic tube with a camera and light attached to it. It transmits images from the gallbladder to a monitor or an eyepiece for the surgeon to view.
    3 or 4 small incisions are made in the abdomen through which the laparoscope and other surgical instruments are inserted into the abdomen. Air is blown into the abdomen to expand it for better operation and view. First, the bile ducts and blood vessels connected to the gallbladder are cut. Then the laparoscope removes the gallbladder.
  • Open Incision Gallbladder Removal Surgery
    In this method of gallbladder removal surgery, a large incision of about 5 to 7 inches is made in the upper right part of the abdomen, beneath the ribs. First, the bile ducts and blood vessels connected to the gallbladder are cut. Then the gallbladder is removed.

    In both the methods of surgery, a cholangiogram is also performed. This is a particular x-ray in which some dye is jetted into the common bile duct. This dye will help in locating stones that are outside the gallbladder. If there are stones, they will be removed.

How to prepare for a gallbladder removal surgery?
  • The patient may need to have certain medical tests, such as:
    • Blood test
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Chest x-ray
    • Gallbladder x-rays
  • The patient should inform the doctor about
    • Health and medical conditions such as pregnancy or heart disease
    • Any medication the patient may be taking
  • There are some medications that the doctor may ask the patient to avoid a week before the surgery.
  • The stomach should be empty before the surgery.
  • The patient should stop eating solid or liquid food since the night before the surgery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Approximately 1 hour

Days admitted : Laparoscopic surgery: 1 to 2 days Open Incision surgery: 2 to 6 days

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : Recovery in a laparoscopic surgery is faster that an open incision surgery. During the stay in the hospital: - An incentive spirometer is used for the patient to breathe. This ensures that the lungs work well and remain healthy against the risk of pneumonia. - Intravenous fluids are given to the patient before starting normal food and drinks. - The patient may be required to wear pressure stockings that help in the prevention of blood clotting.

Risks : The risks involved in a gallbladder removal surgery are: - Allergy to medication - Risks of anesthesia - Infection - Injury to the bile ducts and intestines - Pancreatitis - Bleeding

After care : - The patient may have 1 or 2 drainage tubes in the abdomen which is used to remove any fluid left in the abdomen and to drain bile. These will be removed in 2 to 4 weeks. The doctor’s instructions on taking care of these drains should be followed carefully. - After getting discharged from the hospital, the patient should not drive home from the hospital. An arrangement should be made for someone to drive the patient home. - The patient should not be involved in strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects. - The doctor may prescribe pain medications to ease the pains on the surgical wounds. - The doctor’s instructions on treating the wounds should be followed carefully. - The wound area should be kept clean and dry. The patient should inform the doctor if the following symptoms occur: - Fever above 101 degree Fahrenheit - Bleeding and pus formation on surgical wounds - Breathing difficulty - Severe abdominal pain - Coughing that does not recover - Unable to eat or drink - Stool is gray in color - Skin becomes yellow in color

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