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Gallbladder Polyps

Utilizing Gallbladder Surgery to Treat Polyps

The disorders and complaints associated with the gallbladder are not widely known, although some of them are dangerous and can cause some severe side effects. Gallbladder polyps can be benign but are also connected to the development of gallbladder cancer. The experts at miVIP can diagnose and treat polyps with minimally invasive surgical solutions.

Polyps regularly form in the gallbladder when lesions appear on its walls. Most polyps go undetected and are only found via ultrasound or after gallbladders have been surgically removed. Most polyps are harmless but they can occasionally develop into malignant tumors that are almost always fatal.

Prevalence of Polyps

As much as six percent of the population of the United States may have gallbladder polyps at any given time. Some studies have hypothesized that polyps develop more in men after about age 50.

Known Causes

The precise reason many gallbladder polyps form is unknown, but medical professionals can link polyp development with:

  • High cholesterol
  • Gallstones
  • Chronic gallbladder inflammation

Noticeable Symptoms

There are no definite exterior symptoms that indicate that a person has polyps. Some symptoms that have been associated with potentially harmful gallbladder polyps include:

  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Acute pain in the area of the gallbladder, or the right side of the upper torso

Speaking with a medical professional is the best way to determine whether or not gallbladder surgery is necessary. Our surgeons use the most modern medical imaging devices to know if your symptoms point to a potentially harmful gallbladder situation.

Removing Polyps Permanently

The miVIP Surgical Centers provide several gallbladder surgery solutions. Each treatment option keeps damage to healthy tissues to a minimum, which allow patients to have a shorter recovery time. The miVIP solutions are:

  • Cholecystectomy Surgery – A common laparoscopic gallbladder surgery that employs one or more small incisions and a tiny camera to remove the gallbladder completely.
  • da Vinci Cholecystectomy – Similar to laparoscopic cholecystectomy, this method uses advanced da Vinci robotic surgery equipment to make a single incision from which to remove the gallbladder.
  • da Vinci Multi-Port Cholecystectomy – Similar to the single port da Vinci gallbladder surgery above, this method requires multiple incisions to complete the surgery.

Long Term Prognosis

Removing infected gallbladders can save lives, and at the very least the procedure can make a patient more comfortable and free from irritating or painful side effects. After minimally invasive gallbladder surgery, many patients are discharged within hours of surgery and are able to return to participating in normal activities within a few weeks.

Arrange an Appointment With miVIP

Call the miVIP Surgical Center at 877-956-2263 to arrange for an appointment to discuss gallbladder problems and solutions. By choosing minimally invasive surgery, patients can recover more quickly than compared to other open surgery options.

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