General Surgery/GALL STONES

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My wife is 47 years old & her ultrasound result shows multiple tiny gallbladder stones since seven years. Occasionally she feels mild to moderate pain which subsides just after taking a pain killer like Diclofanic sodium.
         As she is suffering from this problem since seven years.Whether she is a candidate for surgery OR her symptoms can be subsided by other kind of treatment/remedy?
         Seeking for an early reply,please.
         Thanks a lot,

Answer
Dear Najmus,

Yes, your wife is a candidate for surgery. Once there are stones present in the gallbladder, there is always the risk that a stone can migrate to the common bile duct and cause gallstone pancreatitis. It is due to the gallstone blocking the ducts of the liver and pancreas, causing the fluids to back flow to the organs. It can be an emergency if the stones are unable to be retrieved through endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

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Dr. Pamela M. Cipriano, DNP, ACNP-BC

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GENERAL SURGERY Intestinal obstructions; Perforations; Ostomy; End ileostomy; Hemicolectomy; Take down ileostomy; Ostomy reversals; Diverticulitis; Chrohns Disease; Appendectomy; Cholecystectomy (gallbladder); Ventral hernia repair; Inguinal hernia repair; Umbilical hernia repair; Chest tubes; Pleurex catheters; Lobe-ectomy; Pneumonectomy; Thoracotomy; Pleuradesis; Thyroid surgery; Mastectomy; Lumpectomy LAPAROSCOPIC - LAPAROTOMY - LAPAROSCOPIC ASSISTED

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My name is Dr. Cipriano. I am a Hospitalist on the Medical Staff. I round, admit, discharge, consult and assist with surgeries in the OR. I manage patients in the ICU and Med/Surg floors. I also work in the emergency department. I am certified critical care nurse (CCRN). And ACLS certified. I

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Society of Hospital Medicine American College of Nurse Practitioners Connecticut Advance Practice Registered Nurse Society

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Maryville University 2014-2016 Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Connecticut 2007-2011 MSN, Acute Care Track Nurse Practitioner. Board Certified September 2011 Central Connecticut State University 2002-2006 BA Psychology St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing 1991-1993 Diploma Nursing Registered Nurse

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