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Almost one month I was operated in cholecystectomy. Is it advisable to eat solid food.

Almost one month I was operated in cholecystectomy. Is it advisable to eat solid food.

Food: Unless you are having complications such as persistent abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, or other complications from the surgery itself, one month after gallbladder surgery a person should be eating regular ; normal foods. But, some people will have problems from eating fatty, greasy, or fried foods. ...Read more

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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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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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Got a cholecystectomy but I still have a strong pain in my middle upper stomach like super hungry feeling burning before food sometimes after why?

Got a cholecystectomy but I still have a strong pain in my middle upper stomach like super hungry feeling burning before food sometimes after why?

Epigastric pain: Pain which persists after a cholecystectomy can have many causes. It could still be related to the bile duct, if there is a retained stone. However, it could also be related to the stomach, duodenum, esophagus, pancreas, and rarely other organs such as the heart. A visit to your doctor or to a Gastroenterologist could go along way toward solving the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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20lbs weight loss 3mo post cholecystectomy no fried or fatty foods also I used to drink a lot of milk and eat pb regularly now I do not 6'4" 180lbs?

20lbs weight loss 3mo post cholecystectomy no fried or fatty foods also I used to drink a lot of milk and eat pb regularly now I do not 6'4" 180lbs?

Good: Now do regular exercises, eat healthy food with lots fresh votable salads you are going to feel good and will shed some some more pounds. ...Read more

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27yo. Cholecystectomy due to vasculitis. Papillary carcinoma due to hashimoto. Diagnosed w/autoimmune suppressor inactive. Told me avoid stress. True?

27yo. Cholecystectomy due to vasculitis. Papillary carcinoma due to hashimoto. Diagnosed w/autoimmune suppressor inactive. Told me avoid stress. True?

Yes, Of course!: Stress is harmful to our health. So it is always a good idea to reduce stress as much as you can. But it takes a lot of effort to do so, you can only do that by simplifying your life and your work. ...Read more

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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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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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What are the precautions that must be taken by the pt of cholecystectomy esp regarding DIET?

What are the precautions that must be taken by the pt of cholecystectomy esp regarding DIET?

No restrictions: There should be no restrictions regarding diet after gallbladder removal. As always however, if something bothers you, alter your diet accordingly. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What happens in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What happens in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

See below: It is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia, while one is asleep. One to four small incisions are used for the surgical instruments. Carbon dioxide gas is used and a camera inserted to see. The gallbladder is removed, then you wake up and go to the recovery room. ...Read more

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What the heck is clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What the heck is clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

A gimmick: There are many ways to do a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Instead of using metal clips to divide the duct going into the gallbladder, you can divide the cystic duct and then tie it with a suture or with an energy source. No real advantage over using clips (and the energy source may be more expensive and less reliable! ...Read more

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Please explain cholecystectomy post op diet?

Please explain cholecystectomy post op diet?

Gradual: Start with small amounts of bland, low fat foods and gradually progress to a normal diet over 3-5 days.. Please see your primary provider to investigate if not improved. ...Read more

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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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When do doctors do open cholecystectomies over laparoscopic procedures?

When do doctors do open cholecystectomies over laparoscopic procedures?

Safety reasons: When there is unfavorable anatomy, too much scarring or other anatomic factors. One of the risks of the surgery is injury to the common bile duct, and some surgeons will open to better visualize the anatomy. Arguably some surgeons claim the laparoscopic view is better. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is meant by "cholecystectomy changed is noted"?

Cholecystectomy =: Surgical removal of the gallbladder. If you are referring to a quote in a radiology report, the interpreting radiologist sees that the gallbladder is absent, and surgical clips are present in the area where one would expect the cystic duct and cystic artery to be ligated. ...Read more

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I've got a tingling sensation / blunt pain after cholecystectomy. What do you suggest?

Depends: Depends on location (ie near incision or at previous gallbladder site) and how far away are you from surgery. Best thing is to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

Depends: Your surgeon is the best person to ask as he or she know what was done and how soon he will permit you to do anything that might jeopardize his closure. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Gallbladder removal: Cholecystectomy means removal of the gallbladder. It can be done either open (the way we've done it for over a hundred years with a long incision under the rib cage), or laparoscopically (through small incisions using different instruments to get the job done). We generally do it laparoscopically if possible, and reserve the open approach for when we it's not safe to do via the scope. ...Read more

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How much is laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Medical pricing: Price is variable, depends on your insurance coverage. Check with your company, or policy. Deductables, co-pays, 80/20 coverage will impact the price you are responsible for. If you don't have insurance, ask for the price your facility receives from their most frequent insurance payor. This is a contracted price and your cash payment/price should be similar or lower. ...Read more

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What is treatment for post cholecystectomy syndrome?

What is treatment for post cholecystectomy syndrome?

Find Underlying Dx: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include
labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

General surgeon: General surgeons do this work, or open cholecystectomy when needed. ...Read more

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How long does laparoscopic cholecystectomy take?

How long does laparoscopic cholecystectomy take?

Depends: Usually an hour or less unless the operation is being performed under difficult circumstances such as for severe infections or multiple prior abdominal surgical procedures. ...Read more