Gallbladder Removal

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Gallbladder Removal in West Bloomfield Township

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Gallbladder removal surgery is a very common procedure used to treat gallstones. Gallstones can cause serious complications if left untreated.

The gallbladder doesn’t perform vital functions for the body and patients can live a normal and healthy life after it is removed. At the Dr. Susan Seman Solution, we provide safe and effective gallbladder removal for our patients in Township.


What it Treats

Gallbladder inflammation
Pancreas inflammation

Procedure Length

About 1 hour


Laparoscopic or minimally invasive gallbladder removals are usually performed as an outpatient procedure and don’t require an overnight hospital stay. Most patients are back to work 3 to 5 days after surgery.

What's the process for gallbladder removal in Township?


General Procedure

Gallbladder removals are performed under general anesthesia. There are 3 ways we perform gallbladder removal: open, laparoscopic, and robotic. 



Gallbladder removal is most commonly performed as a laparoscopic procedure. Your surgeon will make a few small incisions in your abdomen, then insert a small video camera and tools. Your gallbladder is removed through one of the incisions using the tools.



A "robotic" gallbladder removal is simply a laparoscopic procedure assisted by technology that allows for only one small incision rather than several.



In some cases, during a laparoscopic procedure it may be necessary to switch to an open gallbladder removal. This may be due to complications during the operation. The majority of gallbladder removals are performed using the laparoscopic technique.


Next Steps

After your procedure we'll provide you with instructions for post-operative care to assist in your healing and recovery. Most patients are back to regular activities within a few days, though strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.

Who needs to receive a gallbladder removal in Township?

Most often, gallbladder removal is performed to treat gallstones. Gallstones are created by hardened digestive fluid. Patients who don’t experience symptoms from gall stones don’t typically need treatment.

Common symptoms of gallstones:

  • Sudden intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen
  • Back pain between the shoulder blades
  • Pain in your right shoulder
  • Nausea or vomiting

After your treatment

Most patients are able to return to work within 3 to 5 days of their surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.

Frequently asked questions about gallbladder removal in Township.

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