Gallbladder Surgery in Bluffton
For patients whose doctor has determined that they require it, Okatie Surgical Partners provides gallbladder surgery in Bluffton, South Carolina. Gallbladder surgery, or cholecystectomy, is a gallbladder removal surgery that is performed when the gallbladder stops working the way that it should. When the gallbladder stops working as it should, or bile levels become unbalanced, hard fragments known as gallstones begin to form. These fragments can be as small as a grain of rice, or as big as a golf ball.
Gallstones do not go away on their own, and they can begin to cause pain or even other symptoms. When this occurs, removing the gallbladder is usually the course of action. A cholecystectomy is a very common procedure, and can often be done laparoscopically, leaving smaller incisions and requiring a shorter recovery period. If your doctor has recommended gallbladder surgery for you, our surgeons can provide you with the treatment you need. Call us at (843) 558-8428 to schedule a consultation.