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Can Epidural Anesthesia Be Used For Gallbladder Surgery Instead Of General
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
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
Seven months after may gallbladder surgery I am getting pain where the gallbladder used to be. Can you tell me about it?
Possible adhesion: most abdominal pain is visceral in origin, where swelling or twisting of intestine causes this symptom. Post GB, a surgical bed may not have healed before adhesions developed which could then cause, twisting and partial GI blockage. A CAT scan should reveal if this surgical site is the cause of the symptoms or it is due to another factor. ...Read more
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
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
About to go have gallbladder surgery, I'm very scared that I won't wake up from antistetics or go into shock when cut, am I overreacting? I'm healthy
Yes, very safe: Cholecystectomy can be done open or laparoscopically (most common). The risks include: internal bleeding, injury to the bile ducts, injury to the small intestine by one of the instruments used during surgery and the general risks of anesthesia. The overall risks are very small, less than 1% in total. Go to: https://www.facs.org/~/media/files/education/patient%20ed/cholesys.ashx ...Read more
Laparoscopic: Gallbladder surgery. It is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia, while one is asleep. One to four small incisions are used for the surgical instruments. Carbon dioxide gas is used and a camera inserted to see. The gallbladder is removed, then you wake up and go to the recovery room. Usually little discomfort ; usually back to normal activities in 2 weeks or less. ...Read more
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
I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery ?
Common: You have had anesthesia and surgery. You are healing and likely having discomfort. It is very common and quite normal to tire easily and not have much of an appetite early after an operation. This resolves over several days to a few weeks. Eat healthy and try to do a little bit more activity each day. ...Read more
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