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About Porcelain Gallbladder (Calcified Gallbladder)

Don’t Ignore the Symptoms, miVIP Can Help

One of the reasons that gallbladder conditions can be so difficult to identify is that so many of them have the same symptoms. The advantage of allowing the experts at miVIP to handle your gallbladder condition is that you will have the assistance of some of the best surgeons in the world.

Porcelain gallbladder, also known as a calcified gallbladder, is a type of disorder that causes the calcification of the wall of the gallbladder. The condition sometimes occurs after the gall bladder has been inflamed for an extended period of time, which can happen when gallstones are left untreated. A miVIP surgeon can help diagnose your gallbladder condition and develop a personalized treatment option if your physician thinks that you have a calcified gallbladder.

Who Is At Risk

While men and women alike can are susceptible to the condition, males are five times more likely to be diagnosed with a porcelain gallbladder than females. The condition can be quite serious and should not be dismissed; roughly 10 percent of individuals with a calcified gallbladder also have gallbladder cancer.

Known Causes

The causes of a calcified gallbladder have yet to be determined, but it is a rare occurrence. The condition has been associated with gallstones. The medical community also believes that long-term inflammation of the gallbladder might be linked with porcelain gallbladder. 

Common Symptoms

Sometimes patients have a porcelain gallbladder and never show symptoms, but there have been patients who experience:

·       Vomiting and nausea

·       Jaundice

·       Abdominal pain in the right side, often after a meal

Effective Treatment Options

Because of the risks of gallbladder cancer, your doctor will most likely recommend that you have your gallbladder removed. When you ask about porcelain gallbladder information, treatments options that you might hear include:

·       Open Cholecystectomy - this is the traditional option that required three-inch long incisions that are made on the upper right side around the bottom rib. The gallbladder is removed through the incisions, but this method is not without its risk of infection because of the large incisions

·       Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – this minimally invasive gallbladder removal option calls for only three or four incisions that are less than an inch long. A small scope is inserted through an incision, and other medical instruments are used to remove the gallbladder

Schedule an Evaluation

Call a knowledgeable miVIP representative today at 855-996-4847 to schedule an appointment with or if one of our experienced and exemplary surgeons. We will provide you with additional porcelain gallbladder information and explain your treatment options.