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A 41-year-old member asked:

What should i need to know about gall bladder surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
Its Surgery.: There is no such thing as minor surgery if it's done on you! you should know why the surgery is advised, what happens if you do not choose to go through with it. What is donewhat are the complications possible. What is the recovery time. What restrictions apply while recovering. What alternatives to surgery exist (if any) and why not use them. Your surgeon should be able to give you all this info.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are complications you can have after gall bladder surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Very low risk: Gallbladder removal is one of the most common operations performed in the us and is, thankfully, very safe. Like all abdominal operations, there are risks of bleeding, infection, blood clots, pneumonia, etc. This is somewhat dependent on the health of the patient, but generally less than 1%. A bile leak may occur less than 1% of the time after surgery; this can often be managed non surgically.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Why should someone have gall bladder surgery?

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Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Indications: there are many indication, but most commonly due to gallstones and there possible sequelae to include abdominal pain, pancreatitis and cholangitis. Other reasons are large gallbladder polyps (precancerous concerns) or gallbladder cancer (far less common that stones). Others may have classic gallbladder type pain and no stones, but a emptying dysfunction called gallbladder dyskinesia
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