Gallbladder Removal In Dubai

The gallbladder, a small but vital organ in our digestive system, can sometimes cause significant issues that lead to discomfort and pain. 

Gallstones, gallbladder inflammation, and related problems can disrupt daily life and may necessitate surgery for gallbladder removal in Dubai.

Why does the Gallbladder Need to be Removed?

The gallbladder, located beneath the liver on the upper right side of the abdomen, is a small, pear-shaped organ responsible for storing and releasing bile, a crucial digestive fluid produced by the liver to aid digestion.

However, issues like excess bilirubin or cholesterol can lead to gallbladder problems, including 

  • Gallstones
  • Inflammation due to gallstones
  • Bile duct stones


When these issues become too uncomfortable or disruptive to daily life and cannot be treated with conservative methods, gallbladder removal surgery or cholecystectomy becomes necessary.

Gallbladder removal in Dubai is a common and straightforward procedure, and it’s entirely possible to lead a healthy life without a gallbladder.

Gallbladder Surgery

What Happens During Gallbladder Removal in Dubai?

When it comes to removing the gallbladder, there are two primary approaches:

  1. Open cholecystectomy – In this traditional approach, a single, larger incision is made in the abdomen area to access and remove the gallbladder.
  2. Laparoscopic or keyhole cholecystectomy – This minimally invasive method involves making several small incisions in the abdomen. A small video camera is inserted through one of these incisions to access and remove the gallbladder.

During the surgery for gallbladder removal in Dubai, Dr. Nikolas employs an additional step, an intraoperative cholangiogram. This involves the insertion of a catheter into the cystic bile duct to drain bile from the gallbladder into the common bile duct. A constant dye is then added to highlight the bile duct and show what’s happening in real lifetime. 

This step serves the purpose of checking for bile duct stones while ensuring the safety of the common bile duct.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the more common choice of gallbladder removal in Dubai because it offers several advantages, including shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, and smaller scars compared to an open procedure.