Posted on Jan 6, 2020

David S Edelman MD

A gallbladder attack may feel like a "heart attack" with bloating, gas, and problems with digestion. When you have a gallstone, this blocks the bile the liver produces from entering the digestive tract, and thus directly impacts the digestive process.
Symptoms to look for:
Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain upper right portion of your abdomen or in the center of your abdomen or just below your breastbone.
Back pain between your shoulder blades.
Pain in your right shoulder.
Nausea or vomiting.
Dr. Edelman pioneered laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the South Miami area in 1989, and has successfully performed and taught this procedure thousands of times. In this surgery to remove a diseased gallbladder, between one (single access) and three tiny incisions are made in the patient’s abdomen, with the primary surgery done through the umbilicus (belly button), hence the name “belly button surgery”. This is outpatient surgery; patients arrive for their surgery, and upon the completion of the surgery are usually able to go home within 23 hours. The surgery itself takes Dr. Edelman an average of 1 hour to complete. Return to work with a minimally invasive procedure such as single port or traditional laparoscopy is typically 1 week, with complete return to all activities, including strenuous exercise, within 6 weeks.
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