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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Can be: Usually an outpatient procedure of laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder. Is commonly a one hour or shorter surgery with 1-4 small incisions ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Very common.: Approximately 500, 000 gallbladder surgeries or cholecystectomies are performed each year in the United States. The most common reason for cholecystec ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Can be: Gallstones can be hereditary but the cause is unknown . But usually gallstones and gallbladder disease are related to being overweight or losing weigh ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Usually: A fairly minor outpatient surgical procedure under general anesthsis. Usually done all laparoscopic now with 1-4 small incisions. Usually go home same ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Surgery these days: Is laparoscopic, so you should have little pain. You should take off from work for a few days, depending on how physical your work is, up to a week. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Days": Following laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, most people go home the same day; narcotic pain medication is typically used for 2-3 days; most people may ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Diarrhea, etc.: App. 20% of people may develop diarrhea after gallbladder removal, esp. After eating fatty foods. This will resolve in most people within weeks after ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: In the aoporpiate setting of abdominal symptoms from gallstones, the "pros" of surgery would be pain relief ; eating normally again. The "cons" of sur ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Concerns: After gallbladder surgery may be repeated vomiting, increasing abdominal pain, recurrent fevers, yellow jaundice, signs of wound infection with wound ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Often none: Most people can eat a normal diet after gallbladder surgery. Some people find diarrhea more often. Some find fatty or greasy food causes gas or diarrh ... Read More
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