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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Ask the Expert: The best person to answer this question is your mom's surgeon--they know the details of her medical history and surgery and are in the best position t ... Read More

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Perhaps: You can request it but I'm not sure if it's always possible. Because the gallstones are a primary reason for the surgery, the removed gallbladder and ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: As reported, your hubby had uneventful minimally invasive abdominal hernia repair - not specified; congratulation! Clinically and generally speaking, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. Wit ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Relatively common: The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a porti ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Small ones; all surgical procedures that involve cutting or puncturing of the skin result in scars. The appearance of the scar depends on many factors ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Many: This is a great surgery to do, and helps quite a few people.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Typically less than 2 cm each (usually more like 1 cm). There is often a bigger incision, but this is usually hidden in the belly button.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Varies: Each person is different & depends if you are asking about open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery may have less pain t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Often not much: Although there is always pain after any surgical procedure, patients often go home the same day after laproscopic gall bladder removal with oral pain ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience in General Surgery
Many but rare: Pain, bleeding, infections, bile duct injury, bile leak, retained stones in the abdomen or in the bile ducts, injury to the intestine, injury to the l ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience in General Surgery
Laparoscopy: A laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to look around the abdominal cavity without too much difficulty and usually without changing or adding incis ... Read More
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lap Chole: Mostly it is done laproscopically which is much less invasive.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Varies: Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon. Most surgeons track their outcomes for at least a few years. If you go to a surgeon with good results and you d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
It is: It is possible if you developed it. You surgeon needs to find why. Is it cardiac, liver, kidneys, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience in Urogynecology
With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal or ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
No: Removal of the appendix does not cause cystic disease if the ovaries, which is very common, and may even come and go over time.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience in Bariatrics
No: A lap band is a device that wraps around the top of your stomach used to treat obesity. A fundoplication wraps the top of your stomach around itself t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily manage ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
Possible: Hormonal replacement is a must, but it is perfectly possible.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Small incisions: Cardiac surgery can be done through very small incisions robotically and/or thorascopically. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/ ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
No, sorry: If you have symptoms from your gallstones, surgery is the way to go. After a "lap chole" as we call it in the biz, you'll be back on your feet in a w ... Read More

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