Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy) Anchorage, Alaska

Gallbladder surgery or cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removal of the gallbladder – a pear-shaped organ that is below your liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad uses the most advanced technology and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat gallbladder problems.

When Do You Need Gallbladder Surgery?

Your doctor may recommend gallbladder surgery if you have:

  • Gallbladder inflammation
  • Gallstones in the gallbladder
  • Pancreas inflammation due to gallstones
  • Gallstones in the bile duct

Common Tests Before Gallbladder Surgery

Before the surgical procedure, your doctor will perform several tests to check the effect of gallstones on your health. Common tests include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Blood test
  • MRI HIDA (hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid) scan
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography

Gallbladder Surgical Procedures

Your surgeon may perform the surgery in one of the following ways:

  • Open surgery – in which your surgeon makes a 5-7-inch incision on your belly to remove the gallbladder.
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy – in which your surgeon makes 4 small cuts to insert special tools to see and remove the infected organ.

Why Choose Us for Gallbladder Surgery?

Dr. Prasad is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating gallbladder conditions. He uses the least invasive treatment options that result in better outcomes and shorter recovery times. Call us at 907-276-3676 to get the best treatment option or answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

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