Gallstones are thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance of bile that is stored in the gallbladder. This may be due to one of three reasons:
Being obese or overweight, and having a sedentary lifestyle and high-fat or high-cholesterol diet can also increase one’s risk of developing gallstones.
Most gallstones do not cause symptoms until they are large enough to block a bile duct; in which case, the following may be observed:
Immediate medical attention from a gallstones surgeon is required if symptoms such as persistent pain for several hours, fever and chills, dark urine and jaundice (yellow eyes or skin) are present.
Upon graduating from the University of Leicester and completing his basic surgical training in the United Kingdom, Dr Wong went on to complete advanced training in Singapore before embarking on his HMDP clinical fellowship in Japan—specializing in living donor liver transplantation.
Prior to establishing his own practice, Dr Wong was previously a consultant with the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary & Transplant Surgery at SGH, an adjunct assistant professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and a visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre Singapore.Read more