i have pain on my right side after gallbladder surgery

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I am having my gallbladder removed. Which kind of surgery is best? I was told to either do the 1 cut through the bellybutton or the 1 cut plus 3 additional small cuts on my right side. Which one will be less painful and have less issues?

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The other 2 answers are good but would fall under the "politically correct" heading. The "traditional" laparoscopic procedure with 4 small holes is the best operation. There is not a single good reason to have a single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The beg proponents of the single incision (SILS) keep coming up with good sounding theories as to why this should be better. The two reasons that they keep hanging their hat on are that there will be better cosmesis with only one incision and that since there are fewer incisions there will be less pain. So far, neither of these have actually been proven true. In the most recent study that was done comparing post operative pain between these two techniques the patients who had the single incision procedure actually reported more pain than those with the standard four incisions. As for the cosmetic advantage, the incision that has to be made at the umbilicus (belly button) to accommodate the instruments for the surgery is larger than any single incision that would be made during the standard technique. This means that there is a greater chance of developing a hernia at this incision later on, which will require another surgery, and with that more scarring. This effectively eliminates the cosmetic advantage of the single incision. The SILS procedure has only been around for a couple of years, but there are reports coming out already demonstrating a hernia rate at that incision that is 5x greater than what it would be using the more traditional approach. I've personally done over a thousand laparoscopic cholecystectomies and have not had a single patient ever complain about the size or appearance of their incisions. Most people can't even see them after a few months.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

I have a hard mass at midriff, I was told years ago that it was scar tissue built up from my gallbladder surgery,,it is painful sometimes. Is there anything to help this ?

Make sure not hernia

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You should make sure this is not a hernia
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered:

Can there be foods to avoid after gall bladder surgery?

Not really

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all food should be ok after surgery we do not place the patient on any special diet some patient digestive system could be sensitive to a rich, fatty creamy food it makes them have diarrhea or go to the bathroom more often our digestive system are not created equally do not ignore what your body is telling you a food you might like might not like you back
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered:

Please explain which foods are good to eat after gall bladder surgery?

All good

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generally there is no special diet for patient after gallbladder surgery some patient might not tolerate a rich or creamy or fatty meal it makes them go to the bathroom too often but in general all food are fine again before or after surgery bodies are nor created equally some digestive system might tolerate food that other do not simply watch what your body is trying to tell you
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered:

Can you please tell me about bile still leaking out after gall bladder surgery?

Not normaL

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what do you mean bile leaking? if it is leaking out of your incision definitely not normal check with your surgeon right away if you were told that you have a collection of bile in the area of surgery by your surgeon that mean he is keeping the eye on it usually it will stop or it could be drained without surgery some leak might need to be checked and treated by endoscopy called ERCP
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered:

Can you tell me which exercises can I do a little over a month after gall bladder surgery?

All of it

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no physical restriction after a month of surgery most gallbladder surgery are done laproscopically if that is the case no restriction if you had a open surgery your surgeon might wait until six to eight weeks pass before clearing you from any physical restriction in general a month after all exercise are permitted and encouraged
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Dr. Ryan Stanton answered:

I have a gall bladder stone of 10 mm bt without any symptom of pain and acid reflux .should I go for surgery?

Not necessarily.

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Many people have gall stones and will never have problems. I would suggest removal if it starts giving you problems/sxs.
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I had gall bladder removed in 2011. When I drink alcohol I get the same sharp pain I had at the time of surgery. When I eat a burger pain goes away.

May be

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something else such as gastritis, reflux esophagitis, stomach ulcer, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered:

Doctors, what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

depend on health

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surgery risk are not completely related to ages it is usually related to the patient general health to operate on 90 years old patient you have to have a really good reason and you run out of all medical solution and it could be life saving I would rather operate on healthy 90 years old than a sick 40 years old the survival rate could be determined by the surgeon based on the patient medical statu
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered:

Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

DIFFERENT ORGANS

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different organ will have different name for surgical operation if you operate on the stomach it will have a different name than the pancreas or the gallbladder they are separate organs is that what you want to know the question was really vague I hope that help
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