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About Biliary Dyskinesia

Get the Professional Medical Help You Deserve for Gastrointestinal Problems

Biliary dyskinesia is a GI disorder that affects the sphincter in a way that prevents the muscles of the sphincter from working as they normally do. It is often characterized by pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen.

There are several different types of medical procedures that are used to treat gastrointestinal (GI) problems, and miVIP surgery centers have the cutting edge technology, surgeons and equipment necessary to take care of those problems. We can diagnose GI disorders like biliary dyskinesia and come up with an effective and minimally invasive treatment option.

Prevalence of Biliary Dyskinesia

The true prevalence of this condition in the United States is unknown, but women are more likely to be affected by it than men. Age is also a factor, as it is more commonly found in older women between the ages of 40 and 60. Being overweight is also increases the incidence.

Common Causes

Gallstones and pancreatitis go hand-in-hand with biliary dyskinesia. Additional causes include:

·       Stress

·       A diet high in fat

·       Constant inflammation

Recognizing the Signs

There are some professionals in the medical world who believe that biliary dyskinesia is less of a sickness and more of a disorder symptom. Some of the symptoms of the disorder are:

·       Nausea after consuming a high amount of fat

·       Dull ache on the upper right side of your body

·       Intense cramping on the right side just beneath the bottom rib

Viable Treatment Options

Before a treatment plan can be developed, your doctor might check for cancer and gallstones. In most cases, doctors advise having your gallbladder removed since it’s possible for you to live without it. A gallbladder removal surgery is known as a cholecystectomy.

There are two ways that a cholecystectomy can be performed:

·       Traditional open cholecystectomy – this procedure is where a three-inch long incision is made along the upper abdomen before the gallbladder is removed through the incision

·       Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – in most cases, a series of small incisions are made on the abdomen before a laparoscope, a small tube with a camera, is inserted into the incision. Surgical tools can be used along with the small camera in order to aid with removing the gallbladder.  

Typical Outcomes

Roughly 95 percent of all patients who are treated for biliary dyskinesia feel better once they have their gallbladder removed. For some patients, the procedure actually causes the symptoms associated with biliary dyskinesia.

Call Us

If you are experiencing symptoms of this or any other GI disorder, get in touch with a miVIP representative and set up an evaluation by calling 855-996-4847.