There are some diets that are advised on various non-verified and non-medical websites which promised to ‘dissolve’ the stones. Firstly, these claims are not verified. Secondly, they don’t seem to realise that it’s the gallbladder with is the problem and forming the stones and therefore the gallbladder needs to be removed to avoid any further potentially serious problems.
If the gallbladder isn’t removed in time, there is a chance that the symptoms and the severity of the symptoms might worsen. Furthermore, the operation is a lot safer if it is done when the symptoms are not severe.
What does gallbladder surgery involve?
It’s a keyhole operation and in most of the patients this can be done as a ‘day case’. You will come into the hospital on the day of the operation and will be able to go home the same day. There will be four cuts, one around the belly button, one at the top of the tummy and a couple on the right-hand side. The gallbladder is separated from its attachments, artery supplying blood to it will be cut between clips and the some clips will be placed on the cystic duct (a small pipe that connects the gallbladder to the bile ducts) and the gallbladder will then be removed from the surface of the liver to which it is normally attached.