The removal of the gall bladder seems to have no effect on the digestive process in the vast majority of patients. Bile is produced in the liver and gall bladder just stores and concentrates the bile juice. The capacity of gall bladder is only 30ml-50ml. Liver produces 1.5-2 liters of bile per day. Gall bladder becomes non-functional once stones are formed in it. Once gall bladder is removed, the bile flows steadily from liver through the bile duct into the gut ( small intestine) and helps to digest the fatty foods. One should be able to eat normally after the operation.
Open surgery was the standard treatment but the advent of laparoscopic surgery 30 years ago has changed the scenario. Today laparoscopic surgery is the preferred treatment since it is proved to reduce pain and suffering of the patient significantly compared to open surgery and has been proved to be safe.
A.V.Hospital, Basavanagudi has the largest experience of Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal in the state of Karnataka.