What is the Gallbladder?
-First of all, the gallbladder is a cyst in the form of a vesicle below the liver on the upper right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder is connected to the main biliary channel (bile duct) that connects the bile extract from the liver to the intestines. The gallbladder stores the bile and contracts while eating to provide the intestines with the bile that helps to digest fats.
-After Bariatric surgeries, the appearance of gallstones may occur, which requires treatment with medications or surgery as a result of the large weight loss. Hence, we recommend continuous follow-up with your doctor after getting rid of obesity and informing him of any symptoms that appear on the patient for early treatment.

-When choosing the Doctor who performs the Bariatric surgery for you, you must choose a doctor with extensive knowledge and long experience in general surgery to behave well during the surgery if another health problem appears as problems of the gallbladder. As in many cases of obese patients, surgical intervention in the gallbladder is a must together with the bariatric surgery as well.

-Inflammation of the gallbladder is one of the most important problems that may occur. It occurs as a result of gallstones which block the biliary channels.

What are the factors that lead to gallstones?
2-Eating fat-rich diets.
3-Diabetes mellitus.
4-Treatment with drugs containing estrogen and others for prolonged periods.

What are the symptoms of gallstones?
Biliary colic and continuous vomiting especially after heavy and fat meals.

What are the methods of treating gallbladder problems?
There are many ways to treat inflammation and gallbladder problems, the most important of which is surgical intervention. The choice of treatment depends on the patient's age, health condition, the severity of pain and complications of the gallbladder inflammation.

1. In most cases, surgical intervention is required either by open or laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most commonly used procedure due to lots of its benefits, such as lack of pain, better cosmetic look, a short stay in the hospital and short recovery period.
2. In some cases, the use of medicines to dissolve the gallstones can be applicable. In case of small and medium-sized stones.
3. Doctors sometimes go for ultrasound waves to fragment the stones.

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