• Board Certified General Surgeon. Fellow Of The American College Of Surgeons.
  • We work closely with your primary care physician to provide comprehensive care.
  • Conveniently Located In Glendale Just Off Of W. Olive Ave. and N. 59th Ave.
  • Respectful, compassionate patient care.
  • Specializing in minimally invasive, robotic da Vinci assisted surgery & laparoscopic surgery
  • Experienced, highly trained, and dedicated staff.
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Karthik Raghavan, MD, FACS

Gallstones and Gallbladder Pathology

The gallbladder is a small pear shaped organ that stays tucked in under the liver in the right upper abdomen. The main function of the gallbladder is to store concentrated bile, which is an enzyme used for digestion, especially of fatty food. Sometimes gallstones form within the gallbladder which cause significant symptoms such as right upper abdominal pain, bloating, nausea and vomiting and if severe can lead to an infection of the gallbladder necessitating an emergency surgery. Gallbladders can be removed via minimally invasive surgical techniques such as robotic-assisted cholecystectomies and laparoscopic cholecystectomies. These outpatient/inpatient procedures are done under general anesthesia.

Dr. Raghavan specializes in Robotic and laparoscopic cholecystectomies that lead to less post- operative pain and an early return to normal activities.