What is the purpose of gallbladder? During the process of digestion, gallbladder’s role is to store the bile, concentrate and release afterwards. All of the chemicals in solution of the bile is thought to be retained but usually one of them turns into crystals and forms into a sandy like type of particles which turns into gallstones. Once the gallstones formed, this causes gallbladder disease which is called cholelithiasis.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that carries certain risks for patients and presents challenges for physicians. The slightest error by the physician can have horrific consequences.
ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is a procedure that is used to examine the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreatic and bile ducts. This procedure is typically used when less invasive forms of testing have failed to conclusively diagnose an existing condition. ERCP may also be used to treat conditions immediately following a confirmed diagnosis. Continue reading →
The gallbladder stores bile, which is created by the liver and aids in digestion. This bile sometimes crystallizes and forms stones, called gallstones. Approximately one million Americans are affected by gallstone disease every year. Continue reading →