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how do they remove a gallbladder stent

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Get it removed: It is not unusual to have a stent placed prior to gallbladder removal if there is a stone in the duct. Usually this stent is removed a few weeks later ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Should resolve: I'm sorry you had a post op bile leak - that's a known risk of about .3-.5 percent. The bile is caustic, and can certainly be irritating. After the st ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Kidney stone: Depends on where it is causing the problem. Thru bladder is common if in bladder. Look in bladder and may be able to crush it and take it out.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Please: Be seen by a urologist.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Whole GB removed: When done laparoscopic, the gallbladder is taken out with a small basket after cutting across the base, with a goal of keeping all of the stones in t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
By fragmenting stone: Ureteroscopes are small flexible tubes fitted with a camera, and passed up the ureter to the stone. A laser fiber can be positioned through the tube, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Removed: The gall bladder needs to be removed to get the stones out.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Surgery removes both the gallbladder and the gallstones. If the gallbladder was not removed, gallstones would grow back again.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Dissolution Therapy: Some small gallstones can be dissolved by taking a pill. However, the gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leav ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Usually: Most stone procedures are fairly straightforward, but some can be very complex. If yours seems like a complicated case, do not hesitate to get a secon ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: This is dependent on the surgeon, some may use a catheter more than others. You would need to ask your surgeon what is their preference.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Remove gallbladder: The only effective treatment for patients with symptomatic gallbladder disease with stones is to remove the gallbladder. You create stones due to an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Yes: Scope can go from bladder all the way to kidney.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Magic: Short of surgery there is no way to remove stone. Depending on type of stone it is possible to dissolve with medication, but medication must taken lif ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
None: Best way would be surgery with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Large gallstones do not tend to dissolve with medications.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
You may: You may have some pain afterwards from the inflammation but your doctor should give you pain medication for that.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If it is: thought to be a so-called functional cyst they may wait several cycles to see if it resolves on its own. Otherwise, if it is presumptively benign, a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable : Usually this is with sutures or staples designed for that purpose. Chance of leak is very low, and should be less than 5% at most. Hope his helps!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Crystal chemicals: About 5% of americans have kidney stones, so it is not common. When the concentration of dissolved chemicals (70% calcium oxalate) in urine is too hi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Parathyroid surgery: Nephrologists do not do parathyroid glands, surgeons do. Ask to be referred to one if you need to have one of your parathyroid glands removed. Good lu ... Read More

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