Laparoscopic gallstone surgery or laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a most widely recognized and accepted surgical procedure. It involves removal of gallstone or gallbladder through various cuts or holes in the abdomen. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ in the body. It plays a role of collecting the digestive juice produced by the liver and transferring it […]
A gallstone is referred to as a cholelith, a stone which is formed inside the gallbladder. These stones can be formed due to high amounts of cholesterol in the bile that is bilirubin or too less of bile salts. The reason behind these imbalances is not quite clear. Some studies have proved that gallstones may […]
Gallbladder stones are hardened cholesterol that forms due to presence of chemicals in the bile. The gallbladder is located beneath the liver and primarily stores bile which is produced by the later.
For the bile to carry cholesterol, it has to be first dissolved here. The more concentrated the bile becomes, the better it digests fats. When the liver makes more cholesterol than can be dissolved, stones form.