Kids Can Also Have Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery in childreen

The Laparoscopic Gallbladder removal surgery is also known as Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and doctors often perform this surgery for gallbladder removal in kids. This minimally invasive technology seems to be an easy process for removing gallbladder in kids.

Problems of Gallstone

If your kids are suffering from Gallstones, you need to be aware of the problems that your kids will face.

  • Your kids will suffer from severe abdominal pain due to the stones in the gallbladder. This is also called biliary colic.
  • Kids can also suffer from gallstones due to infection in the gallbladder. The infection is known as Cholecystitis.
  • The duct draining area of the gallbladder can get blocked due to the stones in the gallbladder.
  • Kids will sometimes also suffer from inflammation in the pancreas.

Symptoms of Gallstones in kids

Most of the time, Gallstones do not come with symptoms. Though, sometimes your kids will complain of having pain in the upper right belly or middle part. Kids will suffer from severe pain just below the rib cage. Sometimes the pain may get sharp and kids will face cramps in the belly.

Besides the symptoms mentioned above, your kids can suffer from the problems like nausea, vomiting, fever, excess burping, etc.

How to diagnose?

It has been noticed that once doctors suspect having gallstones in kids, they often recommend an ultrasound. This test will also help the physicians to understand the liver’s condition. Physicians will get all details about the gallstone and how to treat the gallstone. Ultrasound is preferred as it is not painful.

Recovery in Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery takes a very short time. Post-procedure, doctors suggest parents encourage their kids to walk several times a day to recover fast. Parents need to abstain their kids from consuming heavy food or drinks within 24 hours of the surgery.

About Dr.Vishesh Dikshit

Dr. Vishesh Dikshit is the Best pediatric laparoscopic surgery in Pune and provides all kinds of Best pediatric laparoscopic treatment in Pune. He has 17+ years of experience in the medical field. His main areas of interest are Pediatric Minimal Access Surgeries, Pediatric Colorectal Diseases, and Pediatric Urinary Stone Disease.

He finished his MBBS from Govt. Medical College Calicut, Kerala in 2004. MS in General Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai in 2012 & MCh in Pediatric Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai in 2015.