The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located under the liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by the liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.
Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if a gallstone forms and blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. Gallstone attacks usually happen after you eat and can cause nausea, vomiting or pain in the abdomen, back, or just under the right arm.
Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, this is an organ you can live a full life without. Dr. Bagshahi uses laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder, making several small incisions in the upper part of your abdomen instead of one large incision.