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After removal of gall bladder - what food you are not support to eat?

After removal of gall bladder - what food you are not support to eat?

Fatty foods : There is really no restriction per say. Fatty foods can cause diarrhea and cramps for majority of patients. Some pts have no issues at all. Others, get better w time and some never get better. Diarrhea is annoying but if dont mind, eats whatever. Imodium (loperamide) can help as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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How much is the cost of removal of the gall bladder and pancreas in the usa?

How much is the cost of removal of the gall bladder and pancreas in the usa?

Varies: Exact cost can vary depending on your insurance situation and your particular health concerns. You will incur the surgeon's cost, the anethesia cost, and hospital facility fee. The hospital fee will be the highest charge. You are talking about 10s of thousands of dollars. ...Read more

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How risky is a gall bladder removal?

If performed by: Experienced surgeon, risk is minimal. Assuming that you are going to have laparoscopic surgery, major complication is about 2% overall. That means 98% have no problems or minor problems if at all. Those are pretty good odds and not ask your surgeon whether he thinks out potential benefits outweigh the potential risks, he can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Best method for gall bladder removal?

Best method for gall bladder removal?

Laparoscopic: Gold standard is laparoscopic approach. Outpatient, quick recovery, minimal risk. ...Read more

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How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

Very safe: With advanced skill and instruments, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an outpatient same day surgery with recovery from days to a week or two. ...Read more

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What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

Usually nothing: Gallbladder is a vestigial storage organ for bile, so that enzymes can pour out in large amounts to help digest foods that animals would eat in large amounts infrequently. In humans, it does not serve a useful purpose because we eat smaller amounts more frequently than do wild animals. You can get transient painful episodes mimicking gallbladder colic after surgical removal, but it will resolve. ...Read more

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What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more

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After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

Usually no special : For most people, after gallbladder surgery, they can eat all normal foods. It is always best to eat healthy foods. ...Read more

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Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

No reservoir 4 bile: The gallbladder normally serves to store bile that is made continuously from the liver. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts, ejecting bile into the intestine, to aid in digestion. When the gallbladder is removed, the bile no longer is stored but excreted continuously into the intestine. If there is no food, the bile can be irritating and cause diarrhea. Over time, this should improve ...Read more

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