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How much time will I need to take off of work after my gallbladder surgery?

How much time will I need to take off of work after my gallbladder surgery?

Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines how long you need to be away from it. Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. Read more

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What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

1-2 wks: Most patients can resume their work and usual activities in 1-2 wks following uncomplicated laparoscopic gall bladder removal. Read more

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How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

Depends: It depends on what type of surgery was done and how bad your gallbladder disease was. And it also depends on you. For gallbladder removed laparoscopically most people are out of the hospital in less than 24 hours and some can get back to work in a couple of days. Others may have more trouble dealing with pain after surgery and take longer to recover. If your gallbladder is very sick.... Read more

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How to get rid of sickness after gallbladder surgery stay sick all time?

How to get rid of sickness after gallbladder surgery stay sick all time?

Get evaluated: If you are still sick after gallbladder surgery, then get in to see your surgeon, to evaluate you for a post operative problem. If you are free of post operative problem, then an additional diagnosis needs to be considered. Okay to ask about a stomach scope/egd, a tech hida scan and blood lab tests. Good luck. Read more

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Since my dad's gallbladder surgery, he's been having trouble breathing. On o2 for the first time ever. What could have happened to cause this?

Since my dad's gallbladder surgery, he's been having trouble breathing. On o2 for the first time ever. What could have happened to cause this?

Age, smoking?: How old is your dad? Does he smoke? History of lung disease? With all these factors it is important to have a chest xray to r/o atelectasis, check with you doctor, who ordered the oxygen? Read more

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I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery?

I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery?

Depends: The availability of the surgeon, the hospital OR availability and if any complicating factors must be address first. Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery this morning and now I'm in extreme pain, the pain medication is not helping. What else can I take?

I had gallbladder surgery this morning and now I'm in extreme pain, the pain medication is not helping. What else can I take?

Contacr you surgeon: Call your surgeon to notify them the pain medication is not working. Do not take additional medication without checking with your surgeon. Some pain after surgery is normal but sometimes excess pain indicates surgical concerns, so your surgeon should be notified. Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery in nov 14. Last week my alt was 40. I found out t is supposed to be under 32. At the time of my surgery it was 82. help!!

Not from Gallbladder: It is common to have mildly elevated liver enzymes. Most of the time, the elevation is not from a problem with the gallbladder, so, I'm not surprised. The most common causes are alcohol use and fatty liver disease. Of course other causes such as viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are also possible and need to be ruled out by you physician with blood work. Read more

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What are the restrictions post hiatal hernia and gallbladder surgery at the same time?

What are the restrictions post hiatal hernia and gallbladder surgery at the same time?

Not much: Since these procedures can be accomplished concurrently and laparoscopically, postoperative restrictions should be minimal. You will probably be advised to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for about two weeks. Some but not all surgeons might recommend a liquid or pureed diet for a couple of weeks after hiatal hernia surgery. Read more

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Gallbladder surgery on the 30th no bm since. OK to take a laxative?

Gallbladder surgery on the 30th no bm since. OK to take a laxative?

Ill-advised: I don't recommend taking a stimulant laxative so soon after surgery, even if it was done laparascopically. Artificially induced peristalsis can be quite painful, occasionally dangerous, post op if the bowel isn't ready to resume working normally. I recommend walking, stool softener, a light diet and minimal use of narcotic meds during your recovery. Best wishes! Read more

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Just had gallbladder surgery and now its scabbing what can I do to take the itching away?

Just had gallbladder surgery and now its scabbing what can I do to take the itching away?

Recovery: Ok to call in to your surgery team office during office hours and ask this question, make sure you have a POST OP appointment. Usually over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will slow down the itching. Be well. Read more

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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery. It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream. Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself. But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected, then it has to be drained and treated appropriately. Discuss with Surgeon Read more

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Can I take Percocet 5 days before my gallbladder surgery?

Yes: The patient can take narcotics before surgery for the gallbladder Read more

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Can a abdominal hernia be repaired the same time as gallbladder surgery?

Yes: Yes, but it depends on what type of hernia in terms of location and severity. A groin hernia or complex hernia would probably not be best to do at the same time. A relatively straightforward umbilical or incisional hernia can be done at the same time, but it also depends on the condition of the gallbladder. Discuss with your surgeon to find out what's best for you. Read more

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How long does it take for your liver to stop bleeding after it got cut during gallbladder surgery?

Immediately: Surgeon will control the bleeding during surgery. In unlikely event of rebleed the patient will require another surgery. Go for 2 nd opinion if you have drain and you are concerned. Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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