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Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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What are the steps and instruments for open cholecystectomy?

Dr. Creighton Wright
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What are the steps and instruments for open cholecystectomy?

Several: Preop evaluation of indications, risks, associated issues- jaundice or common duct issues. Anesthesia eval, for general, epidural etc. Surgical items- like prior abdominal, surgery or conditions. Instruments are to make incision, hold tissue out of the way and to dissect and remove gallbladder and close off feeding artery and cystic duct, and or to explore common duct. Achieve hemo stasis and close. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What are the common instruments used during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What are the common instruments used during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Unrelated topic: This is not the site for your type of technical questions as each institution differs with others. Some assemble the entire open surgery , numerous instruments on the table in case open surgery needed , other just handful of lap choley. instruments if needed will get open surgery instruments . ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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After cholecystectomy surgical clips left in my upper right quadrant?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Warren Foster
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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?

Dr. Warren Foster
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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?

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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Dr. Kevin Hiler
Board Certified, General Surgery
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I went under the surgery of cholecystectomy last january 2011. I would like to know if it is prohibited for me to take any alcoholic drinks. Thanks.

Dr. Kevin Hiler
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I went under the surgery of cholecystectomy last january 2011. I would like to know if it is prohibited for me to take any alcoholic drinks. Thanks.

No prohibitions : There are no prohibitions to drinking alcohol after gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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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?

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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Dr. Richard Pollard
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How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

Dr. Richard Pollard
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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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