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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


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Gallbladder removal 2014 constant diorreaha since. 19yr old- questran doesn't work nor colveslam or Imodium (loperamide) have lost over 2 stone as result help ?

Gallbladder removal 2014 constant diorreaha since. 19yr old- questran doesn't work nor colveslam or Imodium (loperamide) have lost over 2 stone as result help 
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Chronic Diarrhea: 19 year old lady with chronic diarrhea with weight loss. Studies show that chronic diarrhea can be split up into fatty or malabsorbtive states, inflammatory, or watery (watery is most common). According to the Mayo Clinic, post cholycystecomy chronic diarrhea is highly uncommon but may occur due to laxative effect of more bile entering the large intestine. You need a Gastroenterology consult. ...Read more

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I had a gallbladder removal 3 years ago, and since then I have been having regular bouts with diarrhea. How can I limit this? I use immodium & it help

I had a gallbladder removal 3 years ago, and since then I have been having regular bouts with diarrhea. How can I limit this? I use immodium & it help

Try cholestyramine: If he diarrhea came after the gallbladder removal, it is unusual but may be caused by bile reaching the colon faster and may be controlled or eliminated by cholestyramine. On the other hand, if the diarrhea is caused by dietary factors, the drug will not solve the problem. Dietary experimentation may be what you need. ...Read more

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What is a cholecystectomy?

What is a cholecystectomy?

Cholecystectomy ...: Is the name of the operation to remove the gallbladder. It can be done as an open operation with a large upper abdominal incision. More commonly these days, it is performed as a minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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What are the steps and instruments for open cholecystectomy?

What are the steps and instruments for open cholecystectomy?

Several: Preop evaluation of indications, risks, associated issues- jaundice or common duct issues. Anesthesia eval, for general, epidural etc. Surgical items- like prior abdominal, surgery or conditions. Instruments are to make incision, hold tissue out of the way and to dissect and remove gallbladder and close off feeding artery and cystic duct, and or to explore common duct. Achieve hemo stasis and close. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Gallbladder removal: Cholecystectomy means removal of the gallbladder. It can be done either open (the way we've done it for over a hundred years with a long incision under the rib cage), or laparoscopically (through small incisions using different instruments to get the job done). We generally do it laparoscopically if possible, and reserve the open approach for when we it's not safe to do via the scope. ...Read more

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How much is laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Medical pricing: Price is variable, depends on your insurance coverage. Check with your company, or policy. Deductables, co-pays, 80/20 coverage will impact the price you are responsible for. If you don't have insurance, ask for the price your facility receives from their most frequent insurance payor. This is a contracted price and your cash payment/price should be similar or lower. ...Read more

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What happens in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

See below: It is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia, while one is asleep. One to four small incisions are used for the surgical instruments. Carbon dioxide gas is used and a camera inserted to see. The gallbladder is removed, then you wake up and go to the recovery room. ...Read more

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How long does laparoscopic cholecystectomy take?

How long does laparoscopic cholecystectomy take?

Depends: Usually an hour or less unless the operation is being performed under difficult circumstances such as for severe infections or multiple prior abdominal surgical procedures. ...Read more

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What is treatment for post cholecystectomy syndrome?

What is treatment for post cholecystectomy syndrome?

Find Underlying Dx: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

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What the heck is clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

A gimmick: There are many ways to do a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Instead of using metal clips to divide the duct going into the gallbladder, you can divide the cystic duct and then tie it with a suture or with an energy source. No real advantage over using clips (and the energy source may be more expensive and less reliable! ...Read more

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What drugs are given for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

General anesthesia: Usually intravenous anesthesia and anesthetic gasses to breathe. It is a full general anesthetic procedure. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a laparoscopic cholecystectomy done?

General Surgeon: Most general surgeons are trained in laparoscopic techniques. Not all cholecystectomy patients are candidates, but the vast majority are. I am assuming you have already had workup determining the need for the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have weight gain after a cholecystectomy?

Yes: Not uncommon, mainly because you feel so much better that you can eat everything that you could not eat before. I don't know if this is 'normal' but in my experience it is not uncommon. ...Read more

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When can I resume sex after laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

When can I resume sex after laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

2 weeks: Generally it is recommended to postpone sex for at least 2 weeks after a laparoscopic procedure. The incisional pain is generally the limiting factor, but other factors such as recovery from general anesthesia, pain medications and other GI complaints may make sex less appealing. ...Read more

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How long does a laparoscopic cholecystectomy typically take?

It varies: Some patients with mild disease and favorable anatomy may take only 20-30 minutes of operative time, defined as the time from first incision to closure of the last incision. Others with severe disease or prior operations or morbid obesity may require up to a couple of hours. Of course, it takes extra time to get ready for the operation and wake up afterwards. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

VERY common: App. 750, 000 people/year have this operation in the US, alone! While it certainly is an invasive procedure, it is a relatively painless way to cure people of a very bothersome illness. Perhaps in years-to-come we may discover a non-surgical alternative, but, at this time, this remains the gold-standard for treating gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Usually not long: Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently. Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more. Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Imodium (Definition)

Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more