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Foods To Avoid After Cholecystectomy
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
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
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
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?
27yo. Cholecystectomy due to vasculitis. Papillary carcinoma due to hashimoto. Diagnosed w/autoimmune suppressor inactive. Told me avoid stress. True?
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is the prevalence and incidence rate of cholecystectomy in the philippines and all over the world?
8% varies w ethnic g: Some ethnic groups like pimas have 40% by age 40 but most are 8%. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
General surgeon: General surgeons do this work, or open cholecystectomy when needed. ...Read more