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Cholecystitis

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cholecystitis

If you or someone you care for is experiencing intense and sudden pain in the the upper right part of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, this may be a sign of cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder.

If cholecystitis is diagnosed, the physicians at Jefferson Hospitals in Philadelphia are experienced in treating patients who have biliary system disorders, such as cholecystitis, to reduce inflammation of the gallbladder.

Your Jefferson medical team will bring together the combined expertise of gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons to provide personalized care through a multifaceted approach that can include medication, surgery to remove the gallbladder, nutrition and diet counseling and pain management. Additionally, Jefferson's acclaimed Radiology Department performs gastrointestinal tract procedures, notably hepatobiliary scans, for the evaluation of cholecystitis, which will provide your physician with a precise diagnosis.