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Gallbladder Stones Removal Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Gallbladder Stones Removal 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.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

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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Rambam Medical Center

The Gastroenterology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus diagnoses, treats, and monitors patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver as well as those who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases.

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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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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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Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Offering a complete care, the Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante in Lyon takes care of pathologies in more than 50 specialties. It brings together liberal health specialists, physicians and surgeons, who are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for their interventions.

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Clinique de L'Alma

The Clinique de l'Alma, located in Paris (7th), a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, offers a full range of care in surgery, endoscopic interventional medicine, oncology and dialysis, in a comfortable and completely renovated hotel . More than 90 of the best specialists welcome you on a state-of-t

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Sourasky Medical Center

A major medical center in Tel Aviv operating three hospitals under its lead, and serves as a teaching and research center as well.

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Klinik Hirslanden & Klinik Im Park

The special medical branch of the gastroenterologist is concerned with the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and intestines, as well as the liver with the gallbladder and the pancreas.

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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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