Florida Hospital specialists use a variety of screening and tests to diagnose gallbladder symptoms and treat the disease. Gallbladder disease can be difficult to diagnose since patients do not usually feel painful symptoms.
First, our specialists will perform an ultrasound. This test sends sound waves to construct a picture of the gallbladder, so the physician can see if there is a gallstone blocking a bile duct. These other screening and tests can be used to diagnose gallbladder disease:
- CT or CAT scan
- Blood tests
- ERCP procedure which uses an endoscope and X-rays to see the gallbladder
If a gallstone is causing pain, the Florida Hospital specialist will usually remove or dissolve the stone using state-of-the-art technology. Gallbladder disease treatments vary depending on the patient’s medical history and health.
Our specialists encourage patients to seek medical attention if they experience any gallbladder symptoms. Our diagnostic capabilities help relieve your pain.