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Had gallbladder surgery what would be the best diet to be on?

Had gallbladder surgery what would be the best diet to be on?

Depends: Immediately after surgery i find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What kind of diet is best for someone with gallbladder surgery?

What kind of diet is best for someone with   gallbladder  surgery?

Low fat: Generally at least for the first few weeks after gallbladder surgery we recommend that you avoid foods that are high in fat or fried foods. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant and having gallbladder surgery next week. Dr said best to do it in 2nd trimester. How safe is this?

19 weeks pregnant and having gallbladder surgery next week. Dr said best to do it in 2nd trimester. How safe is this?

Best time is when: You are not pregnant. If you need to have urgent surgery, it is safest in second trimester. If your doctor recommends this, i think you will be ok. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need gallbladder surgery?

How do I know if i need gallbladder 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 gallstones on ultrasound? If you have these, then surgery may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

1-2 wks: Most patients can resume their work and usual activities in 1-2 wks following uncomplicated laparoscopic gall bladder removal. ...Read more

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What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

Normal diet: Most people can resume a normal diet after having their gallbladder removed. A small subset of people will develop diarrhea after fried/fatty foods. ...Read more

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What can I expect when having gallbladder surgery?

What can I expect when having gallbladder surgery?

WELL TOLERATED: Gallbladder surgery is almost always done laparoscopically, and is usually as an outpatient. General anesthesia is required. There will be 3-4 small puncture wounds. Some sites may offer a single, slightly larger, site approach. Regardless, you should be back to full activity in 5-10 days. Some post-op soreness. Once you are fully awake there's no dietary restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which was your experience after gallbladder surgery?

Which was your experience after gallbladder surgery?

Usually, good..: Since 1990 I have performed over 4000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, as well as another 100+ open cholecystectomies. The vast majority of our patients are outpatient, going home about 2 hrs after surgery. Most are back to "normal" within a week, with no dietary restrictions . Of course, unfortunately, some have had some complications, which we are prepared to manage. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more