Gallbladder symptoms are more common than you might think. Many people experience gallbladder symptoms that are caused by gallstones for which you may be advised to undergo a gallbladder removal procedure to resolve the issue.
Using the laparoscopic gallbladder removal procedure, the gallbladder can be removed completely, relieving symptoms and allowing patients to enjoy a better standard of living.
If you are recommended to have a gallbladder removal procedure by your doctor, you need to ensure that you get the best level of treatment possible. Here in Merida, a gallbladder removal procedure is much more affordable than in the United States with many patients saving up to 70% compared with the costs back home. Merida is also home to some of the best medical facilities, clinics, hospitals, doctors, and surgeons in the country making it an ideal choice for your gallbladder removal procedure. Combining your medical procedure with a vacation in Merida you can have the same procedure as in the States without compromising on quality while spending time in a beautiful part of the world.
If You’re Having Gallbladder Symptoms Caused by Gallstones or Other Conditions, You Might Need a Surgical Procedure. In Most Cases, Surgery Means Removing Whole Gallbladder
If you are experiencing gallbladder symptoms, your doctor will usually order an abdominal ultrasound to inspect for the presence of gallstones.
They will also perform blood tests to check for any signs of infection or jaundice which will need to be treated. At this stage, your doctor may suggest a gallbladder removal procedure. This surgery will relieve pain and reduce inflammation in the area. Gallbladder removal procedure, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common surgery and is typically performed under general anesthesia. During a gallbladder removal procedure, the entire gallbladder will be removed.
Laparoscopic Surgery Is More Efficient and Less Invasive Than an Open Surgery
There are two approaches to a gallbladder removal procedure; open surgery or laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the keyhole approach and is the best choice for most patients with few exceptions. This approach is much less invasive and is linked with reduced pain, improved cosmesis, and faster recovery times.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy begins with a tiny two-centimeter incision beneath the umbilicus. A camera is then placed into the cavity and three further five-to-ten-millimeter incisions are made under the rib cage for the trocars to be introduced through. The surgeon then performs the gallbladder removal procedure, removing the gallbladder via the umbilical port. The incisions are stitched up and skin glue is applied to create a seal so patients can wash without having to cover the dressing.
Short-Term and Long-Term Aftercare
- A gallbladder removal procedure is typically a day procedure or you may be required to spend one night in the hospital.
- You will be given painkillers after the gallbladder removal procedure to help you manage the mild pain that patients often experience post-surgery.
- Within a few hours of the surgery, however, you will be able to move around a little and use the bathroom.
- If your surgery is managed as a day case, you will need to ensure that you drink plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol and eat light food.
- You should ensure someone is with you at all times and avoid operating any machinery or even home appliances.
- Rest is important immediately after a gallbladder removal procedure, but you should be able to resume normal activities after about a week.
- More intense exercise will need to wait for about six weeks before being resumed.
Coming to Merida for your gallbladder removal procedure, you can relax in the sunshine post-surgery in your hotel.
As you become more mobile you will be able to enjoy some of the beautiful restaurants and sights around the city. There are also countless shows and museums that you can check out while you recover in comfort. Combining your gallbladder removal procedure with a trip to Merida will allow you to get the top-class medical care you need while at the same time enjoying a memorable vacation.
What’s more, all of this will cost you less than having the same treatment performed in the States!
Contact Our Team at Merida Medical Tourism Today!
If you need to undergo a gallbladder removal procedure or any other medical procedure, get in touch with our team at Merida Medical Tourism today!
Our helpful team can help you to organize everything you need to ensure that you get the most out of your trip to Merida. We are committed to facilitating medical tourism in Merida and work closely with every one of our clients to ensure that they have the best trip possible. Our team works hard to build a plan tailored to your medical needs and interests to make sure your trip to Merida is nothing short of amazing.