Surgery to remove the gallbladder. Procedure can be done laparoscopically or open. If done laparoscopically 3-4 small incisions will be made in the abdomen. The gallbladder will be located and removed. If done open an incision will be made in the upper right abdomen just below the ribs. The gallbladder will be located and removed. Often times an x-ray called a cholangiogram will be done. This is done by injecting dye into the common bile duct and an x-ray image is taken to locate any stones that may be outside the gallbladder. If any stones are found they will be removed.
A procedure to see if something, such as a stone, is blocking the flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder to the intestine.
A test that takes a sample of tissue from the liver for examination.
Abnormal sacs filled with fluid in the liver. They are usually asymptomatic and often discovered by chance during an abdominal imaging procedure, like computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Most liver cysts do not cause any symptoms. However, if cysts become large, they can cause bloating and pain in the upper right part of your abdomen. Sometimes, liver cysts become large enough that you can feel them through your abdomen.
Surgical removal of a defined segment or portion of the liver. When cancer is confined to a segment of an organ, removal of that portion may offer cancer-control results equivalent to those of more extensive operations.
Palouse Surgeons is comprised of board-certified physicians who provide evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions. Services are available for patient convenience, at Gritman Medical Center, Pullman Regional Hospital, Whitman Hospital & Medical Center and The Palouse Surgery Center.
We serve a population of around 80,000 people, 30,000 of whom are students at Washington State University in Pullman and the University of Idaho in Moscow. Our Board Certified Surgeons are proficient in laparoscopic surgery, as well as other minimally invasive surgical techniques. We provide special expertise in Abdominal, Colon and Rectal, Hernia, Breast, Gall Bladder, Gerd , and treatment of varicose veins.