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A 52-year-old female asked:

have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Are you sure?: Laparoscopy doesn't damage nerves during removal of the gall bladder. What makes you think that happened? I have done hundreds of these procedures and never heard of nerve damage as a side effect or complication of this procedure.

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