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how is the need for gallbladder surgery determined

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Multiple factors.: An evaluation is necessary which usually includes blood work, an abdominal ultrasound and assessments by a surgeon. Your surgeon will review relevant ... Read More
Dr. David Fertel
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Symptoms: Pt. Usually complains of symptoms and us/ hida scan can be ordered, as well as lab tests.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Unrelated: You are far enough removed from the surgery so that it should not be the cause of your fatigue. Best to see your doctor.
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Dr. Raymond Gagliardi
28 years experience General Surgery
Gallbladder removal: Was the removal done via a laparoscope (common) or with a larger incision? You mention abdominal hematoma in your information. Did this occur after ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Extremely safe: When done in an open procedure one must identify and divide the cystic artery and not mistake the hepatic artery for the former. The cystic duct is t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Can try diet: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brow ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Usuakky: It is performed by laparoscopic surgery through either one or 4 smalll incisions under general anesthsia where one would be asleep.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Re-evaluate: If you are still having 'problems' after gallbladder surgery, you need evaluated for other conditions that could cause similar problems - such as ulce ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not that bad,: Probably go home same day now that laparoscopy used.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Symptoms: See your doctor for an examination. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, pains after eating, abdominal bloating and gas? Do you have ga ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Trial and error diet: While many patients have no GI symptoms after cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), some patients may note changes in bowel habits with more frequent ... Read More

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