Biliary Dyskinesia Treatment
The various bile ducts that connect the liver, gallbladder and small intestines are needed for delivering bile for digestion. To move the bile through the ducts, muscles contract and squeeze to force the bile to move from one location to the next. When these muscles do not work correctly and the bile is not released when needed for digestion, the condition is called biliary dyskinesia. Danny Shouhed, M.D. offers biliary dyskinesia treatment and gallbladder removal through our practice in Los Angeles.
Causes and Symptoms of Biliary Dyskinesia
Biliary dyskinesia occurs in both children and adults. The exact cause is not known, but it is the most common gallbladder disorder in children that may require removal of the organ. Biliary dyskinesia involves dysfunction of the gallbladder in releasing bile that is not caused by other conditions like gall stones or inflammation disorders. Biliary dyskinesia is diagnosed when there are no physical gallbladder issues that are disrupting function. Symptoms include:
- Pain in the upper right region of the abdomen
- Pain occurs commonly after eating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Eating fatty foods causes discomfort and symptoms
- Loss of appetite
The most common treatment for biliary dyskinesia is gallbladder removal. The body does not need the gallbladder to survive – the bile can be delivered directly from the liver to the small intestines.
Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in GI disorders and surgeries. We offer minimally-invasive biliary dyskinesia treatment with gallbladder removal. Dr. Shouhed utilizes robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery, which can reduce risks and recovery time. If you or your child have symptoms of biliary dyskinesia, contact our office in Los Angeles to schedule an exam and consultation on treatment options.