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Gallbladder Stones Removal Abroad

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

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

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

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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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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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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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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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Being established in 1993, this tertiary private medical institution offers a wide range of medical care services. It has 350 in-patient bed capacity and is accredited by the Hospital Accreditation of Thailand.

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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About Gallbladder Stones Removal

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 are gallbladder stones?
Gallbladder stones are formed when chemicals in the bile of the gallbladder form crystals that are sandy or gravel-like particles. Gallbladder stones cause pain in the upper abdomen which may shift to the right shoulder blade. Nausea and vomiting are also experienced by patients suffering from gallbladder stones.

What are the available options for treating gallbladder stones?

  • Surgery
    Surgery is a good option for removing stones from the gallbladder, if the patient is fit for surgery. There are two types of surgery:
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
      This surgery is performed using a laparoscope, which is an endoscopic device with a video camera attached to it. In this surgery, a laparoscope along with several other surgical instruments is inserted through several small incisions in the abdomen. The cystic artery is divided, after which the gallbladder is dissected from the liver. Then the gallbladder is removed.
    • Open Surgery
      An open surgery is performed if the gallbladder is infected, inflamed or if the gallstones are very large. The surgery is performed through an incision in the abdomen, usually in the upper midline or below the rib on the right side of the abdomen.
  • Shock Wave Therapy
    This treatment is known as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. It uses lithotripters that are devices that produce the waves. The shock waves break up the gallbladder stones. Repeated shock wave treatments are required to remove the gallbladder stones completely.
  • Contact Dissolution
    Contact dissolution is a method that is used to dissolve gallstones. In this treatment, a catheter is inserted through the abdomen. Through the catheter, chemical solvents are injected directly into the gallbladder.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery: 2 hours or less.
Contact dissolution of gallstone removal: 5 to 12 hours.

Days admitted : 1 or 2 days for a Laparoscopic Surgery.
2 to 4 or more days for an open surgery.

Anesthesia : Open or Laparoscopic surgery will require general anesthesia.

Recovery : Some symptoms experienced after surgery include:
- 24 to 72 hours of shoulder and abdominal pain caused due to the gas that inflates the abdomen during surgery
- Muscle pains due to anesthesia
- Nausea and appetite loss
- Minor inflammation of surgical wounds
For a laparoscopic surgery:
- The patient’s full recovery can be expected in 2 to 3 weeks after being discharged from the hospital.
- 4 hours after the operation, the patient can drink liquids, and later resume eating normal food.
- Normal activities can be resumed in 7 to 10 days.

Risks : Risks associated with gallbladder stones removal are low.
The possible complications during surgery include:
- Infection
- Injury to the other organs
- Internal bleeding
- Leakage of bile into the abdominal cavity
- Injury to the hepatic artery (rare)
- Gallstone pushed to the common bile duct
- Risks of general anesthesia

For shock wave therapy, the risks are:
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Acute cholecystitis

Side effects of the contact dissolution treatment are:
- Foul-smelling breath
- Difficulty in breathing
- Vomiting
- Drowsiness

After care : - Follow the doctor’s instructions carefully after getting discharged from the hospital.
- Take caution while doing activities
- Take care of the surgical wounds
- Do not remove the dressing on the incision for 2 days. During that time, keep the dressing area dry and do not take a shower.
- Do not apply new bandage to the wounds unless advised by the doctor.

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