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Gallbladder

Does everything you eat cause pain?

If you suffer from pain in the upper right or upper middle part of your stomach after eating it could be your gallbladder causing the issue. The gallbladder is located under the liver, which stores and collects bile produced in the liver. When your gallbladder is acting up, you will experience pain when eating foods, particularly fatty foods.

Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fever, yellowing of the skin and eyes and a bloated belly. One reason for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones. They can be as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Gallbladder removal is a common surgery and is performed using general anesthesia.

Patient results may vary. Consults your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.

Surgical Services

Surgical Services

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center offers general and specialized surgical procedures. Many of these procedures are available on a same-day, outpatient basis. Services include: Abdominal exploration Appendectomy Bladder repair Breast cancer Colon/bowel resection...

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Colonoscopy Prep Although colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States, it often goes undetected, according to the American Cancer Society. Symptoms do not usually occur until the disease is advanced and 75%...

Head & Neck Surgery

Head & Neck Surgery

When medication and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve pain or symptoms in the head and neck, surgery may be the recommended treatment. For many years, traditional open surgery has been the standard approach to treating many head and neck conditions....

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

You don’t have to sit still for hemorrhoids Did you know that by age 50, about half of people will experience hemorrhoids? If you’re one of them – and you’ve had enough of the burning, itching and pain – call us today. Treatment is available on an outpatient basis,...

Hernia

Hernia

Hernias can be more than a pain in the side. If you experience a heavy feeling in your abdomen when you bend, pain when you lift heavy objects or a lump that enlarged when you strain and disappears when you lie down, it could be a hernia. Having it treated will not...

Laparoscopic/Robotic Colectomy

Laparoscopic/Robotic Colectomy

Your colon is vital to your digestive health — so when a condition affects this vital organ, it can be disruptive to your life, and in some cases, life-threatening. While treatments like medication can often help relieve symptoms, sometimes surgery is the best option...

Laparoscopic/Robotic Proctectomy

Laparoscopic/Robotic Proctectomy

If you’re diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer or have a chronic digestive condition like inflammatory bowel disease (Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis), your doctor may recommend a proctectomy. This procedure removes all or part of the rectum, depending on your...

Outpatient Surgery Services

Outpatient Surgery Services

Some of the surgeries that we perform at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center are outpatient services, meaning they don’t require a hospital stay. Patients come in, have surgery, recover for a few hours and then return home by the end of the day. Advanced technology...