The Gallstone Clinic - specialists in endoscopic gallbladder surgery.
The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ attached to the underside of your liver in the upper part of your abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile, a fluid produced by the liver. Bile aids digestion by breaking down fats in the food you eat.
When you eat, the gallbladder squeezes bile through the bile duct into the small intestine. Usually, bile moves smoothly from the gallbladder into the small intestine. However, if gallstones form, the flow of bile may be blocked. This can cause pain and, sometimes, may lead to serious complications.
If your pain is likely to be due to gallstones and your gallbladder is not working properly, removal of the gallbladder is then usually recommended. Symptoms may worsen and complications may develop if you do not have treatment. Our experienced surgeons at the Gallstone Clinic will be happy to advise you.