Gallbladder disease is relatively common and may affect 10 to 20 percent of Americans during their lifetimes. Gallstones are among the most commonly diagnosed forms of gallbladder disease. These masses consist of collected bile salts that have hardened and solidified inside the gallbladder. When gallstones become lodged in openings or ducts in the gallbladder, they can create severe pain in some patients. Dr. Rick Ngo of Texas Hernia Specialist offers proven treatments for gallstones and gallbladder disease to provide efficient solutions for our patients. Dr. Ngo will diagnose and offer recommendations to provide a practical treatment regimen for your personal medical condition.
Minimally Invasive Solutions for Gallstones
Dr. Ngo can provide minimally invasive surgery options for patients suffering from gallstones. By using laparoscopic surgical methods, Dr. Ngo will remove the gallbladder to eliminate the source of pain and to prevent further issues in the future. This is accomplished by making small incisions and using a small camera attached to a long thin tube to view the area of the gallbladder. This device is known as a laparoscope and provides a clear view for Dr. Ngo to remove the gallbladder. The entire process usually takes between half an hour and 45 minutes, and most of our patients head home the same day as their surgery.
Recovering from Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery requires much less recovery time than traditional surgical methods. In most cases, our patients achieve a full recovery within three weeks and can return to their normal activities almost immediately. No dietary restrictions are required after minimally invasive gallbladder removal procedures.
To learn more about our treatments for gallbladder disease and the minimally invasive surgery options available to you through Texas Hernia Specialist, call us today at (713) 255-6363. Dr. Rick Ngo and our entire team will be happy to discuss your options and to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to working with you.