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can epidural anesthesia be used for gallbladder surgery instead of general

A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Your concern: is understandable , Surgeon himself feel same way if is other side of table ! GB surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedure , considered ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
EBV: The serologies available for assessing the presence or absence of clinical infection with this organism must be examined so that you are looking at al ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say.: It's not due to an absent gallbladder. Are you constipated..that could lead to some left sided discomfort. Stay well hydrated, eat well (no fat restr ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Women.: Gallstones are twice as likely to occur in women, especially those who are pregnant or of childbearing age. Overweight people, older adults, native am ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Careful: you have to be careful. you just had anesthesia. you are on narcotic pain medication. I will not recommend it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
17 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I would wait: In general, elective surgery should be avoided when your body is battling any infection. Your risk of complications will go up. Metronidazole which is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: There is pain after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, but it is quite manageable. While there is variability in pain perception and tolerance, the vas ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Depend on situation : Yes that is a bit more than normal but sometimes more clip is required to clip off extra vessel or aberrant duct or control bleeding. Ask your surgeon ... Read More

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