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Doctor insights on: Gallstone Removal Without Surgery

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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What are the dos and donts after gallstone surgery?

What are the dos and donts after gallstone surgery?

Depends: Early after surgery eat light and non-fatty foods, no heavy work or heavy exercise for 2 weeks or until alright by your surgeon. Once healed there are no specific restrictions and should be able to do all normal activities and eat all normal foods. ...Read more

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How can you remove a very large gallstone without surgery?

How can you remove a very large gallstone without surgery?

None: Best way would be surgery with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Large gallstones do not tend to dissolve with medications. ...Read more

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Could high b.P create any serious problem at the time gallstone surgery?

Could high b.P create any serious problem at the time gallstone surgery?

Yes: Anesthesiologist has many agents to control however! they will keep in normal range during surgery and recovery. The more you are in control ahead of time is better! discuss with surgeon and anesthesia team. ...Read more

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Do you know anyone that tried to manage gallstone before without going through the surgery?

Do you know anyone that tried to manage gallstone before without going through the surgery?

Many try...: ...Some succeed. Gallstones do not require rx unless symptoms develop. If they do, it is difficult (if not impossible) to predict when 'the next attack' will occur. Low-fat diets help some but not all. Therefore, if one is otherwise healthy, the best option is surgery. ...Read more

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With gallstone attack would my baby be in danger can surgery be safely (for baby) performed if needed?

With gallstone attack would my baby be in danger can surgery be safely (for baby) performed if needed?

Yes it can be: Yes surgery can be performed safely during pregnancy but it is better to postpone surgery till after the baby is delivered.But if it must be done, it is done by laparoscopic cholicystectomy. ...Read more

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If you have gallstones is it necessary to do surgery?

If you have gallstones is it necessary to do surgery?

Surgery or observe: If you are having no problems or symptoms you can leave the gallstone alone. If you are having upper abdominal discomfort, gas or bloating, upper abdominal pain or nausea after eating, then surgery would be indicated to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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