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Why surgery is needed?

The primary aim of gallbladder stone surgery is to treat the symptoms (problems) you are facing due to gallstones. And to prevent the complications arising due to gallstones, some of which can be life threatening. You can read about them a little below on this same page.

Asymptomatic Gall-Stones

Asymptomatic gall-stones are usually observed. Only high risk asymptomatic patients (those having more probability to develop gall-stone related complications) are advised for surgery. The High risk asymptomatic patients are diabetic, person on chemotherapy & immunocompromised person (HIV).

Symptomatic Gall-Stones

  • Surgery: Symptomatic patients should consult to medical expert for surgery. Laparoscopic (Key hole) gall-bladder surgery is a worldwide accepted treatment.
  • Stone dissolving therapy in ineffective for mixed and pigmented gall-stones and has inconsistent result for cholesterol stones. Inability to identify stone composition and high prevalence of mixed stones, limits the use of "stone dissolving therapy" in Indian-Asian population.
  • No, Gallbladder surgery does not affect your digestion

    Contrary to the common perception, there is no change in digestion after removal of Gallbladder. There are no specific restrictions to diet. You need to eat small quantity more frequently than having large meals. You need to avoid very fatty food , spicy food and fried foods. These are the dietary advice that should ideally be followed by all as measure to improve overall health. After surgery you can have everything in moderation.

    Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

    Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive approach to surgery. Several small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, through which are inserted tubes that allow the passage of the surgical instruments needed for the operation.

    Compared to open surgery, benefits of laparoscopic surgery include

    • Less post-operative pain
    • Better cosmetic results
    • Fewer wound infections
    • Fewer incisional hernias
    • Faster recovery and return to pre-surgical levels of activity

    About Us

    Dr. Chirag Thakkar is a gastro-intestinal, advanced laparoscopic and obesity surgeon. He is the founder director of Adroit Centre for Digestive and Obesity Surgery. Dr. Chirag did his M.B.B.S. from B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, followed by his General Surgical training (M. S. in General Surgery) at Smt. N. H. L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad. Finally he took a fellowship for upper gastro-intestinal and bariatric surgery at The Royal Aberdeen Infirmary at Aberdeen (U.K.) and learnt all the aspects of management of surgery for weight loss. He worked for 3 years at CIMS hospital, Ahmedabad as a Consultant Gastro-Intestinal, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon before realising his dream of starting a Digestive and Obesity Surgery Centre.He was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons(FRCS) of Edinburgh, UK.

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    Over 15 years of experience

    Dr Chirag Thakkar has a vast experience in treating complex gallbladder problems. He has performed hundreds of gallbladder surgeries by laparoscopic method. He is also an expert in other complex and advanced laparoscopic surgeries.

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