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Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. how can this be prevented?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Cholecystectomy: Having your gallbladder removed can possibly decrease the incidence, but you can still develop gallstones in the bile ducts. Medication and diet adjustment can also help. Discuss this with your physician prior to gastric bypass.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2016

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