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What is cholecystectomy?

What is cholecystectomy?

Gallbladder removal: Cholecystectomy = surgical removal of the gallbladder. If you have additional questions or concern about this, please post your questions here on healthtap. I am sure your questions will be addressed accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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What is a cholecystectomy?

What is a cholecystectomy?

Cholecystectomy ...: Is the name of the operation to remove the gallbladder. It can be done as an open operation with a large upper abdominal incision. More commonly these days, it is performed as a minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Where is a cholecystectomy done?

Where is a cholecystectomy done?

Operating Room: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy requires general anesthesia in an operating room setting. This is often performed as an out-patient procedure; therefore, it may be done at a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center. ...Read more

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Does cholecystectomy affects appetite?

Does cholecystectomy affects appetite?

Temporarily : Any surgery can affect appetite temporarily (typically few wks). It all comes back eventually. With cholecystectomy, certain foods cause more problems and eventually u may start to not like those foods if the symptoms are bad enough. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to have an appetite after a cholecystectomy?

Is it normal not to have an appetite after a cholecystectomy?

Yes: Early after most any abdominal surgery, and for a couple weeks after surgery, it is common for a person to have a diminished appetite or feel full sooner after eating. This resolves as you heal and after you become more active & off narcotic pain pills. Drink plenty of liquids & eat smaller non-fatty meals more frequently at first. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are exposed during DiVinci cholecystectomy?

What parts of the body are exposed during DiVinci cholecystectomy?

Just like Lap: A daVinci chole is dines just like a lap chole, except it is only done through the belly button. The area of the body that is exposed is the abdomen, including small bowel, colon, stomach, and liver. Obviously all the other organs in the abd would also be visible. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a person who had undergone cholecystectomy?

What is the best diet for a person who had undergone cholecystectomy?

Lower in fat diet: The gallbladder is a bile storage sack which pumps/squeezes bile into the intestine to help digest(emulsify) fats. After removal, you have less bile available to digest fat, but after a few months your body/liver will adjust. So, after surgery, consume less fat, but all else should be fine. In general, we eat too much--so a healthy, balanced diet, and maybe smaller portions, is advised. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the recommended diet for someone who has undergone cholecystectomy?

What is the recommended diet for someone who has undergone cholecystectomy?

WhatWorks, ↓Body Fat: For most, seems to not matter short-term. However, diabetes, ? body fat & ? LDL lipoprotein particle nos. All strongly correlated with both gb disease & multiple other issues, esp. Cardiovascular disease (heart attack/stroke, etc.). Thus suggest optimize lipoproteins/nmr particle test, hba1c, bp, cut dietary sugars (stored a visceral fat), look up & study: nusi.Org, robert lustig videos, etc. ...Read more

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After the cholecystectomy i have air inside me what are some tips to help it go away??

After the cholecystectomy i have air inside me what are some tips to help it go away??

Nothing: nothing you can do will make the air go away faster, the body will absorb it. if you are having severe shoulder pain, or abdominal pain talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance would lapro cholecystectomy to converted to open cholececystectomy?

Anatomy: If you can't get there (safely) from here (the belly button), due to excessive scar tissue, odd anatomy, or other factors, then open cholecystectomy is chosen. Sometimes there are factors that can not be determined until the procedure has started, and the surgeon looks inside. Roughly about 10% or less of laparoscopic procedures get converted to open ones. ...Read more

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