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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 are the steps and instruments for open cholecystectomy?

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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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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What are the common instruments used during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

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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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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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 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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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