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The gallbladder. Most people vaguely remember hearing about it from a biology class, but they can’t really tell you much about what it does or how it functions. While it is true that most people do not pay much (or any!) attention to their gallbladder, when there is a problem it can be painful and require immediate medical attention.

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ found in the upper right region of the abdomen. It stores bile, a compound that the liver produces to digest fat, and it also helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients. In a healthy gallbladder, this process happens painlessly – which is why most people never think about their gallbladder. However, when a blockage occurs in the gallbladder or the gallbladder stops functioning properly, considerable pain can occur.

Many people have mild cases of gallbladder problems without realizing it because they associate their symptoms with something else: something they ate, a stomach bug, or the flu. Knowing the symptoms of gallbladder problems can help you better determine when you need to visit a doctor.

Symptoms of gallbladder problems include:

  • Pain in the upper-right or mid-section of the abdomen
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in bowel movements
  • Changes in urine
  • Fever or chills (especially when accompanied by any other symptom)
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)

While the listed symptoms may come and go, it is important for you to pay attention to your body and questionable issues that come up. If you notice intermittent and similar symptoms occurring again and again, you should make an appointment to be examined.

Dr. David P. Yamini offers accurate diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder problems. Your health is important, so please call with any concerns.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

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Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

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Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

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I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

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Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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