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Treatment of a gallbladder stone 

Essence of gallstones. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located under the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. The main function of the gallbladder is to concentrate and store bile, and then, at the appropriate time, excrete it through the bile ducts into the intestines to aid the digestion process.

The cause of gallstone disease. According to the observations of specialists at the Ichilov (Sourasky) hospital, gallstones are formed as a result of several factors that occur in the human body:

  1. Chemical processes in the liver
  2. Overweight
  3. Gallbladder motility disorder
  4. Heredity
  5. Improper nutrition, etc.

Cholesterol stones form when bile contains too much cholesterol and too little bile salts. In addition, the presence of proteins and bile in the liver can contribute to the formation of cholesterol gallstones. Incomplete emptying of the gallbladder can lead to gallstones.

Symptoms of gallstone disease. The presence of gallstones in most cases goes away without symptoms. In such cases, there is no need for treatment. However, if gallstones change their location, they can block the flow of bile and complications such as cholecystitis and jaundice can occur. The presence of gallstones usually presents with acute pain in the right upper abdomen, pain in the back, right shoulder blade, or chest pain. Gallstones can cause nausea and vomiting. The intervals between colic can occur in a week, a month, or even years.

Diagnosis of the disease. At the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), gallstones are diagnosed by ultrasound (ultrasound). Some gallstones are difficult to identify and require more sophisticated diagnostic techniques such as endoscopic ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Treatment of the disease. At the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), the most common method of treating gallstones in patients with symptoms of gallstones is a minimally invasive procedure - laparoscopic surgery - removal of the gallbladder.

To ensure proper flow of bile from the liver to the intestines and to remove gallstones from the bile ducts in high-risk patients, Ichilov's highly trained surgeons use a visual endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic (ERCP) technique called endoscopic papillotomy.

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