The gallbladder is a small organ located on the bottom of the liver that stores bile for digestion. This small pouch is connected to the liver and small intestines by bile ducts which deliver bile to the small intestines. Gallstones, infection and other conditions can impact the gallbladder, requiring surgical treatment or removal. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is an experienced, board-certified gastrointestinal surgeon who specializes in gallbladder surgery through his practice in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
The gallbladder performs a valuable function in storing and releasing bile, but it can be a source of health issues. Gallstones can form that can be released with bile that can cause obstructions and irritation in the system. The gallbladder can become infected or dysfunctional, impacting liver function. When the gallbladder is not healthy, the most common treatment is removal through surgery. It is possible to live a healthy life without a gallbladder, and the procedure can be performed using minimally-invasive techniques.
Dr. Danny Shouhed is a leader in his field with the use of robotic and laparoscopic surgery. Whenever possible, Dr. Shouhed uses minimally-invasive procedures to reduce risk and recovery time for his patients. Most gallbladder surgery and exploratory procedures can be performed using laparoscopic techniques.
Most gallbladder surgery can be performed through tiny incisions in the abdomen, even gallbladder removal. This reduces risk of infection, excess bleeding and other complications that can accompany open surgery. Dr. Shouhed is one of the top GI surgeons who uses laparoscopic methods for gallbladder procedures in Los Angeles.
If you need gallbladder surgery or gallstone treatment, contact the team at our office in Los Angeles. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Danny Shouhed to discuss gallbladder treatment options.