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Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

The physicians and staff of NGPG Surgical Associates are here to provide you with expert care with a compassionate touch. Our surgeons have decades of experience diagnosing gallbladder issues and performing gallbladder surgery.

Common Conditions We Treat

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located in the right upper part of your abdomen. A healthy gallbladder stores bile which is made in the liver. When needed, the gallbladder squeezes the bile through ducts into the small intestine to help digest fatty foods. Issues of the gallbladder that we can diagnose and treat may include:

  • Inflamation or infection
  • Gallstones - typical symptoms include abdominal pain after eating, accompanied by nausea, vomiting and bloating
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gallbladder cancer

Treatment Options

After a thorough history and physical exam, an ultrasound may be obtained to help diagnose gallstones. This is a painless test using sound waves to scan your abdomen. Other tests may be needed to assess the gallbladder for function or the presence of other types of gallbladder disease. Your surgeon will determine the next best step, including:

  • Medication or diet changes
  • Minimally invasive gallbladder removal - laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Open surgery to remove gallbladder

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with NGPG Surgical Associates, please call us today at 770-219-9200 or use the form on this page.