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Doctor insights on: Can Epidural Anesthesia Be Used For Gallbladder Surgery Instead Of General

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I'm having gallbladder surgery in 3 days. Its my first surgery ever. What's my chances of coming through OK? I'm scared. Will I wake up from anesthesi

I'm having gallbladder surgery in 3 days. Its my first surgery ever. What's my chances of coming through OK? I'm scared. Will I wake up from anesthesi

Your concern: is understandable , Surgeon himself feel same way if is other side of table ! GB surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedure , considered as low risk procedure. Before the surgery your anesthesiologist will see you during that time will alleviate your fear. Speak to the people who had it done. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Ebv VCA 1 was 3.72 and 0.56 in august. Today it is 5.14 and 0.68 why is it going up instead of going down. Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery?

Ebv VCA 1 was 3.72 and 0.56 in august. Today it is 5.14 and 0.68 why is it going up instead of going down. Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery?

EBV: The serologies available for assessing the presence or absence of clinical infection with this organism must be examined so that you are looking at all the antibody reactions together and then interpreted in light of their clinical context by examining the patient. I am not aware of anybody who would put off gallbladder surgery based solely on the values you have quoted. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago so why now instead of hurting on right side, am I having a constant ache on the left side just under the ribs?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago so why  now instead of hurting on right side, am I having a constant ache on the left side just under the ribs?

Hard to say.: It's not due to an absent gallbladder. Are you constipated..that could lead to some left sided discomfort. Stay well hydrated, eat well (no fat restrictions now), add some yogurt, and talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. ...Read more

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Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Careful: you have to be careful. you just had anesthesia. you are on narcotic pain medication. I will not recommend it. ...Read more

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What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more

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Can I still have gallbladder surgery if I just tested positive for cdiff?

Can I still have gallbladder surgery if I just tested positive for cdiff?

Better to hold off: Unless your surgery is a life and death emergency, which gallbladder surgery usually is not, then it is better to hold off on surgery until your treatment for c.Diff is completed. ...Read more

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Sir my one more Question is there any pain after laproscopy gallbladder surgery?

Yes: There is pain after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, but it is quite manageable. While there is variability in pain perception and tolerance, the vast majority of people are back to normal activities in 1-2 weeks, and mostly pain free in 3-6 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more