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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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After cholecystectomy surgical clips left in my upper right quadrant?

After cholecystectomy surgical clips left  in my upper right quadrant?

That is normal: To have clips after surgery , you mean the clips inside you to ligate cystic duct and artery , are normal , harmless and MRI safe. ...Read more

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I had a cholecystectomy 43 hours ago.18 hours ago face became warm & flushed, body itchy and is worse now. Could this be a reaction to surgical glue?

I had a cholecystectomy 43 hours ago.18 hours ago face became warm & flushed, body itchy and is worse now. Could this be a reaction to surgical glue?

Could be medicine: A diffuse reaction to an allergy would suggest it is some type of medication, rather than the surgical glue at the wound site. You should call your doctor or performing doctor immediately, and go for an urgent evaluation within the next 6 hours. If you feel dizzy, short of breath, severely weak, then call 911. ...Read more

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Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

DIFFERENT ORGANS: Different organ will have different name for surgical operation if you operate on the stomach it will have a different name than the pancreas or the gallbladder they are separate organs is that what you want to know the question was really vague i hope that help. ...Read more

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Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Yes: Small ones; all surgical procedures that involve cutting or puncturing of the skin result in scars. The appearance of the scar depends on many factors. Most heal 'well'. ...Read more

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Is it common to get hernia after cholecystectomy?How to find out if u got it?How to avoid getting one? How much weight one can lift after the surgery?

Is it common to get hernia after cholecystectomy?How to find out if u got it?How to avoid getting one? How much weight one can lift after the surgery?

Hernia where?: It is uncommon to get a trochar site hernia after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery . It can depend on how your surgery was done, as some reports of single site umbilical port only surgery can have a slightly higher rate of umbilical hernia formation. Usually patients are directed not to lift over about 20 pounds after surgery, but need to see your surgeon for your specific situation & examination. ...Read more

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I am having cholecystectomy on monday (4-21-14). I am having septoplasty/turbinate reduction friday (4-25-14). Is it ok to have 2nd surgery so soon?

I am having cholecystectomy on monday (4-21-14).  I am having septoplasty/turbinate reduction friday (4-25-14).  Is it ok to have 2nd surgery so soon?

You have to: Check with both surgeons , 4 days after cholecystectomy to under go nasal surgery is not a good idea, wait for few wks , when you fully recovered from first surgery go for the next , most likely both surgeons will advise the same. ...Read more

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My bladder doesn't work after surgery, I have to go home with a catheter. Is there anyway to prevent this? I'm getting a cholecystectomy.

My bladder doesn't work after surgery, I have to go home with a catheter. Is there anyway to prevent this? I'm getting a cholecystectomy.

Both opiates : And regional anesthesia (spinels and epidurals) can cause urinary retention. Discuss with your anesthesiologist and try to minimize the use of opiates. There are non-narcotic options that can be included including local anesthesia at the incision sites, IV acetaminophen, and, at the end of surgery, IV toradol. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had surgery 6 days ago (open cholecystectomy) and am healing pretty well, but I am exhausted all of the time now. Is this normal after 6 days?

I had surgery 6 days ago (open cholecystectomy) and am healing pretty well, but I am exhausted all of the time now. Is this normal after 6 days?

Post surgery fatigue: It is really too early to feel 100%.You had major surgery. Everyone recovers at their own pace. As long as you are getting stronger each day, even a bit, would not worry. If not speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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