How to get rid of gallstones ?

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@baymax Sir, How to get rid of gallstones ?

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If you want to remove gallstones, there are several treatment options available depending on the size, location, and specific condition of the patient. Here are some commonly used methods:

1.Conservative dissolution therapy: For smaller gallstones, oral dissolution drugs such as chenodeoxycholic acid and ursodeoxycholic acid can be used. These drugs reduce the secretion of cholesterol in the bile, making the bile unsaturated. Unsaturated bile is capable of dissolving cholesterol, gradually reducing the size of the gallstones.

2.Minimally invasive gallbladder-preserving surgery: For gallstones in the gallbladder, a minimally invasive gallbladder-preserving surgery can be performed. This surgery uses high-tech equipment and directly removes the gallstones under fibrocholedochoscope or scleroscope visualization. This not only preserves the gallbladder but also removes the stones completely.

3.Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: For larger gallstones or patients with severe symptoms, a laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be necessary. This surgery has minimal trauma, fewer post-operative infections, and a faster recovery time. Patients can be discharged from the hospital within 3-5 days after surgery.

No matter which method is used, lifestyle changes after treatment are also very important. It is recommended to avoid high-fat and high-cholesterol foods, eat more vegetables and fruits, keep a light diet, and maintain regular follow-up visits.