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Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
 from  329
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
 from  2311
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
 from  3330

Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich ranks among the top German hospitals in the Federal State of Bavaria! The hospital is a modern medical facility with the highest level of medical care and long traditions. The hospital operates on the basis of the Technical University of Munich and t
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1472
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
7484
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
11491

Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General and Bariatric Surgery

The Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul is the largest and leading medical complex in Turkey, which meets the highest standards of medical care when providing the advanced diagnostics and treatment using the very latest methods. The hospital is part of the Memorial Health Group – it was the first project of this provider of m
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
577
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
3890
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
7608

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1664
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
8769
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
11965

Medicana International Istanbul Hospital

9/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General Surgery

The Medicana International Istanbul Hospital is a modern medical institution, which provides patients with an individual approach, excellent health service and attentive care. The hospital is part of the largest Turkish network of the Medicana hospitals. Due to its long successful clinical activities, the network has won th
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
593
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
3900
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
6886

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
2082
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
11222
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
15319

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1587
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
8466
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
12867

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of General Surgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
799
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
5580
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
9354

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of General Surgery

The Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa is the largest and the most progressive hospital in Northern Israel. The medical center was founded in 1938 and nowadays is proud of its long history, rich and successful experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical fields. The hospital serves more than 2 million local
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
831
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
5341
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
9520

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General Surgery

The Medipol Mega University Hospital is the leading and the largest medical facility in Turkey where the patients can receive top-class medical services according to the international standards. Thanks to a highly qualified medical team, cutting-edge medical technology and a special atmosphere aimed at recovery, the hospital has
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
663 help583
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
4400 help3860

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
587
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
3980
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
6838

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1850
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
9775
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
13359

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1498
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
7435
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
10296

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1527
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
7891
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
10794

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1658
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
8552
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
11878

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
0
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
0
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
0

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for cholecystitis
1413
Cholecystitis treatment with laparoscopic cholecystectomy
7214
Conservative treatment of cholecystitis by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
11682

About the disease

Cholecystitis is a condition, whereby the gallbladder becomes inflamed and as a result the bile flow becomes obstructed. Gallbladder is located near the liver. It is responsible for assisting the digestion of food. Gallbladder produces special bile, which passes from the gallbladder to the small intestine. If this bile flow becomes obstructed, the gallbladder can become inflamed, swollen and cause pain. In some cases, cholecystitis can result in serious infection as well. The most common underlying cause of cholecystitis is the gallstone accumulation, as gallstones most frequently create the obstruction of the bile flow. In some cases previous traumas of the gallbladder and injuries accumulated during the accident or fight, can also result in cholecystitis. In rare cases cholecystitis can develop as a secondary condition resulting from such infections as HIV. Certain endocrinological diseases of pancreas such as diabetes can cause development of cholecystitis as well.

There are two main types of cholecystitis: chronic and acute one. The chronic cholecystitis usually develops as a result of gallstones. Chronic cholecystitis develops gradually and some time can pass before it manifests itself as pain. Acute cholecystitis develops rapidly and is in most cases is a result of some infections or traumas of the gallbladder. In chronic cholecystitis the gallbladder walls can become thick and hard, that`s why this type of cholecystitis is considered to be more dangerous. 

Symptoms

  • Pain in the upper abdomen on right side
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of appetite
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Fever
  • Pain can become more acute after a person takes deep breath

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination a doctor will use palpitation on the abdomen to determine which area of the abdomen is tender and causes the pain.
  • An ultrasound of the gallbladder is used to determine there are gallstones in the bladder, which could have caused cholecystitis.
  • Imaging tests of the gallbladder are used to see if the gallbladder functions properly.
  • A blood test is used to rule out the possibility of an infection.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment is used to reduce the inflammation and alleviate the pain. A patient can be prescribed special dissolving drugs, which could dissolve the gallstones over a period of time. Special antibiotics can also be used if cholecystitis was caused by bacterial infection.  Dietary restrictions must be followed to speed up the recovery process and lots of fluid must be drunk as well.
  • Ercp is an endoscopic procedure, used to remove the gallstones or to remove the gallbladder in severe cases of cholecystitis. Also, if a person has gallbladder obstruction a stent may be placed with the help of this procedure to widen the gallbladder passage.
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgery used for removing the gallbladder. It is used in severe cases of cholecystitis. A patient may need to stay in the hospital for several days after this surgery to fully recover.



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