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How long do patients generally stay in the hospital after gallstone operations?

How long do patients generally stay in the hospital after gallstone operations?

Same day home: Most patients go home the same day as surgery. Pain is usually easily controlled with oral pain meds. Some older, sicker patients can spend the night. In the old days, people would come in the day before and go home in about 4-5 days! ...Read more

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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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Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?

Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?

Cholecystectomy: Having your gallbladder removed can possibly decrease the incidence, but you can still develop gallstones in the bile ducts. Medication and diet adjustment can also help. Discuss this with your physician prior to gastric bypass. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Risk to baby.: Besides, many people have gall stones and have no symptoms. Some say without symptoms leave them alone others say take them out. In either case, surgery while you are pregnant puts baby at risk, and therefore surgery while pregnant is left for only true emergency ...Read more

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Are there any free kidney transplant hospitals in the USA that offer free or low cost transplant operations to poor patients from overseas?

Are there any free kidney transplant hospitals in the USA that offer free or low cost transplant operations to poor patients from overseas?

No: Cal different hospitals in the US and ask for the international laison person. Discuss your situation with that person and don,t be shy about asking for help. good luck ...Read more

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When does a rectocole need repaired? If left untreated will it get worse? Is surgery for this out patient or requires hospital stay?

When does  a rectocole need repaired? If left untreated will it get worse? Is surgery for this out patient or requires hospital stay?

Depends on patient: Small rectoceles can be repaired as an outpatient. Extensive ones may require more extensive surgical repair. Each case is different. Your surgeon will need to guide you through the treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! what if a patient is in surgery when a sudden evacuation of a hospital happens?

Please help! what if a patient is in surgery when a sudden evacuation of a hospital happens?

The patient : Is not abandoned. Many patients can have their surgeries shortened or interrupted. They are covered with sterile dressings, transferred to gurney and removed from the hospital as quickly as possible with oxygen, IV fluids, drugs in tow. We practice emergency evacuation from the OR couple times a year, along with fire drills. No one is left behind. ...Read more

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