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Is it normal to have gas trouble and tiredness after laparoscopic cholecystectomy ? Surgery was 4 days back.

Is it normal to have gas trouble and tiredness after laparoscopic  cholecystectomy ? Surgery was 4 days back.

Yes. : It may take weeks for your digestive system to adjust to "losing" your gallbladder; your gas trouble is likely a manifestation of this adjustment. As far as the lethargy...You just had general anesthesia, which takes days to get out of your system. Lethargy is normal and expected, as well as afternoon naps. Be sure and follow-up with your surgeon, as recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


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How long after laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder removal) can I start working out again?

How long after laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder removal) can I start working out again?

At least 3-4 weeks: Laparoscopic surgery leave few very small incisions that do not need too much time to heal the larger one is the one is used to remove the gallbladder might require inside suturing if the is the case 3-4 weeks all what it take to heal completely after that you have no physical restriction it is always better to check with your surgeon since some might have different personal preferences. ...Read more

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When can I do push ups and sit ups after a laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder removal)?

When can I do push ups and sit ups after a laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder removal)?

Depends on surgeon: I tell my patients that I don't want them increasing the intra-abdominal pressure significantly for 6 wks postop to reduce the risk of getting a hernia at an incision. Push ups and sit ups do that, as does running and lifting more than 20 lbs. Some patients listen, some don't. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

See below: This is a discussion best saved for your cholecystectomy surgeon. The anesthetic risk will be minimal even if you have the two procedure close together. The concern will be with your surgical site from the abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery. ...Read more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read more

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How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

Usually great.: If your surgeon is well-trained, and you have a condition that is appropriate to approach laparoscopically, the success rate is generally excellent. Any operation is potentially serious and can result in complications. Laparoscopic surgery is extremely common, performed at virtually every hospital in the USA. Talk to your surgeon for details. ...Read more

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What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more

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How long until my scars fade from laparoscopic surgery?

How long until my scars fade from laparoscopic surgery?

6 - 12 months: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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How long would shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

How long would shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

Which type?: I assume you mean arthroscopic surgery. Certain procedures such as repairing a torn cartilage have very little pain. Others, such as rotator cuff repair or major spur removal can be sore for 3-4 weeks. The difficult part is that each patient has a different pain tolerence that needs to be factored into the equation as well. Overall though, only minor pain usually. ...Read more

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How long should shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

How long should shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

A few days: Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen. This pain should resolve within 2 to 3 days after surgery. ...Read more

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How Long After Laparoscopic Surgery To Ride A Roller Coaster?

How Long After Laparoscopic Surgery To Ride A Roller Coaster?

Ask your surgeon: you need to ask your surgeon. it really depend how large your scar are and did they have to close any of the from the inside. your surgeon knows what it has been done ,and can give you the proper instructions. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

How do I know if i need nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

See a Surgeon: Basically, if you have documented reflux disease either by history or testing such as egd or ph probe test, then fundoplication can be considered. Medications can help with reflux, however if you are young or the risk of surgery is minimal, the fundoplication can keep you from needing to take medications for your lifetime. If medications don't work, then surgery can be considered. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to travel after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis?

Is it safe for me to travel after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis?

After healing: We like to do a post op check up at about 2 weeks after surgery before feeling safe about travel. ...Read more

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Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

First, it is : Arthroscopic and you need to find an orthopaedic surgeon to see if surgery is even indicated as most can be treated with appropriate rehabilitation. If surgery is indicated, then you need to find out what type of surgery and if it can be done that way. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the incision to pooch out ward from a laparoscopic surgery ?

Is it normal for the incision to pooch out ward from a laparoscopic surgery ?

No: This is not normal, you may have a hernia in the incision, have your surgeon check this. Other possibilities exist, infection (area will be very tender, red, and may be draining fluid), non-infected fluid may also accumulate, the surgeon will be able to help you. ...Read more

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How Long After Laparoscopic Surgery To Ride A Roller Coaster? I had the surgery last week thursday.

How Long After Laparoscopic Surgery To Ride A Roller Coaster? I had the surgery last week thursday.

Depends: Depends what type of laparoscopic surgery you had. I generally tell my patients to return to normal activity level as tolerated by pain. But everyone is different, so it's best to ask your surgeon. Just give a call to the office, and they will let you know. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm due for laparoscopic surgery to remove a large cyst , how long will I need off work ? I work at a day care centre

I'm due for laparoscopic surgery to remove a large cyst , how long will I need off work ? I work at a day care centre

Post OP: If the surgery is all laparoscopic and no need to go in, the recovery time should be relatively short. Discuss with your surgeon of course, I would guess probably two weeks out of work. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

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