Biliary Dyskinesia

Biliary Dyskinesia Disorder Treatment at RMG, CO

What Is Biliary Dyskinesia?

Biliary dyskinesia affects the gallbladder’s motility. The functional gallbladder disorder inhibits the ability to move bile into the bile ducts. Reduced motility often causes bile to back up into the gallbladder. The gallbladder’s primary function is to store bile made by the liver to pass to the small intestine for digestion. The small intestine signals the gallbladder to begin digestion, then the gallbladder contracts to push out bile. Biliary dyskinesia is an interruption of these everyday digestive systems working together. Healthcare providers often struggle to determine the cause of gallbladder issues. At Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology, our specialists diagnose and treat biliary dyskinesia in Colorado.

Biliary Dyskinesia Symptoms

Many patients with biliary dyskinesia experience gallbladder pain in the upper right of their abdomen. Most episodes of pain last a few hours and then gradually decline. The most common symptoms of biliary dyskinesia include:

  • Pain after eating
  • Episodic periods of pain
  • Bloated feeling
  • Intolerance of fatty foods
  • Nausea and vomiting

Biliary Dyskinesia Diagnosis

The best way to diagnose biliary dyskinesia is to perform an endoscopy of the upper GI. An upper endoscopy allows us to examine the stomach, esophagus, and parts of the small intestine using a flexible fiber-optic tube. This will help us learn about your symptoms and locate the root cause. We can also collect tissue samples for a specific diagnosis.

Treatment for Biliary Dyskinesia

The most effective biliary dyskinesia treatment is a cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal. The minimally invasive surgery includes a small incision that heals quickly. Without a gallbladder, the liver sends bile directly to the small intestine.

Risk Factors for Biliary Dyskinesia

There are no set risk factors for biliary dyskinesia. Motility disorders are sometimes caused by incorrectly working nerves. Other metabolic disorders or pancreatitis may impact the motility of the gallbladder and cause issues. Biliary dyskinesia is most commonly diagnosed in older children and adults.

Why Choose Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology?

Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology physicians perform about 30,000 procedures yearly in our outpatient Endoscopy Centers. Our team is specially trained to ensure your medical needs are met with the highest quality care and services. We have decades of experience in every aspect of gastroenterology, from simple procedures to treating complex liver diseases. You can trust us to deliver optimal results with the highest level of care. We have multiple main offices, outpatient Endoscopy Centers, and satellite offices to serve you. We utilize cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment to treat your digestive issues. We accept most insurances and are affiliated with most Denver area hospitals.

Ask Us About Biliary Dyskinesia Treatment

Our specialists understand gallbladder issues can be challenging to treat. We diagnose and treat thousands of patients every year with gallbladder problems. You don’t have to worry about living in pain because of biliary dyskinesia. Our team at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology is here to help you find a quick and effective treatment plan. The gastroenterologists at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology work tirelessly to find the best solution for your digestive problems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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