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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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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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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Memorial Antalya Hospital

A modern JCI accredited hospital located in Antalya, with 80 physicians spread across most medical specialties. The international patients department assists foreign patients with transportation, insurance, Visa arrangements, translation and more.

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Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital provides services in all specialties with its inpatient and outpatient, diagnosis, treatment and emergency service facilities and fully-equipped polyclinics.

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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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