DR. JASON H FROST
THE GALLBLADDER GUY
Dr. Frost does a wide range of surgeries including abdominal surgery, hernias, and colon surgery, as well as breast surgery. His specialty is gallbladder surgery.
General surgery is fast becoming a sub-specialty field.
Patients with breast problems are seen by breast surgeons. Patients with colon problems go to a colorectal specialist.
So shouldn’t patients with gallbladder disease have the opportunity to go to a gallbladder specialist?
DR. FROST IS THAT SPECIALIST.
- Has been practicing general surgery in South Florida for over 25 years.
- Is Board Certified in general surgery.
- Specializes in gallbladder surgery.
- Performed over 5000 gallbladder surgeries.
- Is residency-trained in laparoscopic cholecystectomy — Removal of the gallbladder.
- Trained with one of the pioneers of the technique when it first became the accepted procedure.
- Fellow of the ACOS (American College of Osteopathic Surgeons).
- The busiest general surgeon at Memorial Hospital West for a number of years.
- Is an associate clinical instructor at Nova Southeastern University Medical School.
- He is also clinical preceptor for third- and fourth-year medical students.
- Interviewed by Channel 7 Health Reports about gallbladder surgery.
Approximately 10% of people in the United States have gallstones.
Approximately 30% of patients with gallstones will require surgery.
Roughly 750,000 gallbladders are removed each year
Signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease…
- Include nausea, upper abdominal pain and bloating
- Mimic indigestion or heartburn
- Most usually occur after eating
Gallstones are more common in women.
The incidence of gallstones increases with age.
Most gallbladders are removed laparoscopically.
Diabetics with gallstones tend to have more complicated gallbladder disease and should be refereed to a surgeon sooner than non-diabetics.
Complications of gallbladder disease include infection, gangrene and perforation
Experienced gallbladder surgeons usually have lower complication risks
Years of Experience
Operations per Year
The gallbladder is…
a very small organ under the right ribs and liver which helps in digestion.
Signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease often mimic HEARTBURN or INDIGESTION.
Patients frequently experience nausea, bloating or a gassy feeling and pain in the upper abdomen, especially after eating certain foods.
Gallbladder disease is most often caused by gallstones which can be easily diagnosed/found by a sonogram – a painless test performed similar to an x-ray.
Once diagnosed, gallbladder disease can be taken care of with a minimally invasive procedure called laparoscopy.
This is an operation done under general anesthesia through four small “poke holes.” This procedure usually takes less than an hour to perform and the patient is discharged the following day.
Laparoscopic surgery allows for decreased pain, increased mobility and faster return to normal everyday life.
This benefits the patient with more complicated gallbladder disease and often avoids the need for a large incision on the abdomen. Recuperation time is much shorter with laparoscopic surgery.
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