What kind of doctor treats gallbladder?

Are you experiencing pain in the upper right abdomen? Is it accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or fever? If you answered yes to these questions, congratulations! You may be suffering from gallbladder problems. And if you’re reading this article, then chances are good that you want to know what kind of doctor treats gallbladder.

Well, look no further because we’ve got the answers for you. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take a humorous look at everything related to gallbladder treatment: from who treats it to how they treat it.

First Things First: What is a Gallbladder?

Before we dive into the topic of who treats gall bladder issues and how they do so, let’s first talk about what exactly is a ‘gall bladder’. To summarize; “The gallbladder’s primary function involves storing bile and aiding with digestion,” (yes, your body has something called BILE) which enables fats absorption.

So naturally without this bladder functioning properly can cause some terrible stomach pains amongst other symptoms like frequent urination (A fun party trick will become exhausting).

Who Treats Issues Related to Gall Bladders?

Okay so now that we understand what our gall bladder does and How instrumental its role plays on our digestive system allows us find out all about those professionals willing enough (or not willing but professionally obligated) to come treat them when things go wonky.

The General Surgeon

Yes!, under usual situations people have an appointment scheduled with general surgeons but I’m sure one could also enlist the help of their neighborhood plumber if absolutely required (however proceed with caution).

These specialists work in several fields including gastrointestinal systems specifically where any areas related seemingly unforeseen but dangerous attack executed typically on weekend brunch post dutch-oven-giant-dough-balls consumption looks more than just sensitivity brought upon by weak characters pretending to be strong. In simpler terms, they deal with the removal of organs; a prospect that typically places people under huge trepidation anyway.

Basically, these surgeons will detoxify you of your troublesome gall bladder and make sure it doesn’t cause any more issues in future.


As earlier mentioned the Gallbladder does play an integral part when it comes to digestive systems hence some gastroenterologists may specialize with dealing with problems directly related with stuff like that (though they largely deal with liver-related diseases).

Considering just how much time this organ tends to spend in limbo-between-functioning-and-not, patients are usually seen by either or both specialists depending on required treatments (So why not go see the people who specialize specifically in gastrointestinal system?) .


Another person we like to call on board is none other than our favorite cat-manipulator-with-xray-vision himself ,Radiologists (Jokes aside & apologies I know there’s no such thing as ‘cat-manipulators’). They’re usually called upon after initial ultrasound tests show inaccurate results (& sometimes during surgery too) so as to guide surgeon through procedure without creating new complications due lack of vision inside body(having only intermittent view via ultrasonography).

How Do Doctors Treat Problems Related To Your Gall Bladders?

If determined that indeed there’s a problem relating directly or indirectly whatever’ll probably follow will culminate into operation for reasons explained earlier. Let us venture forth deeper and find out about different approaches utilized by doctors aiming at remedying said ailment;

Surgery Done Through A small Incision:

This method typical allows surgery done technically outside stomach but using smaller incisions being made precisely where gall bladder lodged(regulation sizes differ from case-to-case). Normally air would then have been introduced whilst making these size-incisions before inserting equipment therein which essentially dislodges troublemaker before removing same (our efforts of proactively stopping complications down the line has just ensued ).

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

Alternatively you could witness Our team of professionals doing laparoscopic removal with latter but maybe more expensive method because quite some work is involved. With this type approach used there’s no need for larger incisions,instead only tiny penetrations are made; seeing them be made bears uncanny resemblance to how a sewing machine functions .

Then through these small openings or punctures, other removable tools are inserted while visuals presented on television screens helps direct and guide surgeons so as not to harm too many organs along the way(then ultimately The gall bladder).

How Long Is The Recovery Time After Gall Bladder Surgery?

Now that we’ve discussed in breadth about ways specialist treat one’s painful gall bladders’ sickness what comes after such procedures? When can one resume their normal work routine after suffering through an operation?

Well typically two weeks worth break is advised(depending on medical institution protocols & your individual case), Some people experience less recovery time than others though.

It would be negligent if I didn’t mention here however – those persons having had surgery will often experience side effects afterwards including pain at surgical points which may also have spread throughout upper abdomen area , it may cause constipation and trapped wind- especially when eating oily foods. One may also suffer prolonged bouts of diarrhea following completion of procedure.

But most importantly patience siblings able attitude towards life coupled together with positive energy fuels body rejuvenation process enabling us get back up again before long! So better days lie ahead regardless! Cheers!


So folks we made it!, You now understand what a gallbladder does and who/treats any problems occurring downstream post debacles.. We hope you learned something new today!

Remember: always prioritize personal health over anything else especially food related. Eat in moderation (and slowly!), stay vigilant and seek professional assistance when required – it is always better to be safe than sorry!

But above all else, always remember that laughter and the occasional chuckle are the best cures of them all.

Thanks for reading!

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