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A 32-year-old female asked:

i see the surgeon on tues to have gallbladder removed due to extreme large sludge. when will he perform surgery? i'm very ill!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Depends...: Sorry you feel so poorly. Usually the surgeon will schedule surgery electively i.e. When he/she has an opening unless there are is an emergency. Indications for emergent gallbladder surgery would be acute cholecystitis defined as cystic duct obstruction in association with fever, elevated wbc, peritoneal signs or other signs of sepsis. In the meantime, hopefully you have something for pain.
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Not the same day: Your surgeon will first consider your problems after talking to you and reviewing your recent tests. Then he or she will discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives to surgery. It is very unlikely it will be that day, but also unlikely you would have to wait weeks. Good luck.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg commented
General Surgery 32 years experience
Then stay in touch with your surgeon, if you deteriorate your surgeon will make the decision to move your surgery up, or change you to an inpatient.
Feb 9, 2013

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