If you’re experiencing pain in the mid- to upper right section of your abdominal area, unexplained fever, jaundice (yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera), and unusual stool or urine, then you may be experiencing gallbladder issues.

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located just under the liver. This four-inch organ is responsible for storing bile, which is a mixture of cholesterol, fats, and fluids. The bile helps break down the fat from the food in the intestine.

Causes of Gallbladder Problem

Problems in the gallbladder are often a result of poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.  These two things create a favorable environment for gallstones and other gallbladder problems to develop.

Treating Gallbladder Problems

The symptoms are not the same for everyone and may not be experienced all the time. In fact, the symptoms of a gallbladder problem commonly come and go.

Treatment for gallbladder problems usually depends on the symptoms one has. In many cases, patients seek treatment due to the pain associated with their gallbladder condition.

There are over the counter medications that can subdue the symptoms of a gallbladder problem, however, these are not typically a long-term solution. The only way to find complete relief from gallbladder disease is surgery.

Cholecystectomy, or the surgical removal of the gallbladder, is the most common surgical procedure for gallstones and other symptomatic gallbladder problems. At Premier Surgical in Knoxville, our surgeons are experts in gallbladder removal, and do thousands of these cases per year.

Premier Surgery Packages

Avoid sticker shock that comes along with surgery with Premier Surgery Packages. These are offered to eligible patients who have their gallbladder removal procedure at the Premier Office-Based Surgery Center on Papermill Drive. With Premier Surgery Packages, there’s one cost, one bill, and no surprises.  Visit Premier Surgery Packages to learn more.