Commonly, Gallstones require no treatment unless they cause severe symptoms like pain, and vomiting, etc. Surgery is recommended in severe cases.
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
During this procedure, the surgeon will make 3-4 incisions in your abdomen. Through these incisions, a small, lighted device is inserted to carefully remove the gallbladder. The patient is relieved on the same day or within 24 hours of the procedure if no further complication is seen.
Gallbladder removal can be done through open surgery if you have had multiple previous abdominal surgeries. But in most cases, it is a keyhole surgery.
In some situations, the surgery starts off as a keyhole procedure (laparoscopic) and is then converted into open surgery. This happens if the crucial points of anatomy are unclear due to inflammation or adhesions in the patient's abdomen.