Treatment for Gallbladder Diseases
The liver is responsible for creating bile, a digestive fluid needed for breaking down fatty foods in the small intestines. The gallbladder is the storage organ for bile, connected to the liver and small intestines by bile ducts. The gallbladder is prone to multiple disorders that can cause disruption of bile delivery and result in serious digestive complications. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified GI surgeon that offers effective treatment for gallbladder diseases at our medical clinic in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
When the gallbladder is working correctly, the bile is secreted from the liver into the gallbladder, then released into the intestines when fatty foods are being digested. Formation of gall stones, inflammation from bile backup, dysfunction with the bile ducts and other gallbladder problems can disrupt this normal process. When the gallbladder is defective, it can cause extreme pain in the upper abdomen. In severe gallbladder disorders, patients can be at risk for serious health complications, even death.
Types of Gallbladder Conditions
The symptoms of gallbladder conditions can be similar. Patients may experience sharp pains in the upper right abdomen where the gallbladder is located, followed by a variety of other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or change in stool color. Determining the exact gallbladder disorder or condition is the first step in deciding the best treatment. Dr. Shouhed offers expert diagnosis, treatment and surgery for the following gallbladder conditions:
If you have symptoms of gallbladder dysfunction, seek medical care. Some gallbladder disorders may require immediate treatment. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is one of the top GI surgeons in Los Angeles if you need treatment for gallbladder disease. Contact our office in Los Angeles to schedule an exam or consultation with Dr. Shouhed to discuss your gallbladder disorder and the best treatment option.