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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Laparoscopic surgery is a means of operating through small incisions and trochars using a camera attached to a visualizing scope, with the picture transmitted to a television monitor. Small instruments are used, placed through the trochars, to remove the gallbladder from its attachments with small clips placed on the ...Read more


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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Surgery: Laparoscopic surgery is a means of operating through small incisions and trochars using a camera attached to a visualizing scope, with the picture transmitted to a television monitor. Small instruments are used, placed through the trochars, to remove the gallbladder from its attachments with small clips placed on the bile and artery connections. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Depends: Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one through your belly button if your surgeon is familiar with the approach. ...Read more

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Dad had laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Is there any chance the staples they use come loose at some point in his life?

Dad had laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Is there any chance the staples they use come loose at some point in his life?

Surgical clips loose: Dad had laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Is there any chance the staples they use come loose at some point in his life? ANS: Yes but very unlikely to cause problem. But best person to ask is the Dr who did the surgery. So discuss with that Dr. who knows the long term Hx of staples coming loose after surgery using the exact kind of staples they used. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopic gallbladder removal 3weeks ago had a swim lastnight later i noticed the top scar stict coming out of my body abit, should I worry?

Had laparoscopic gallbladder removal 3weeks ago had a swim lastnight later i noticed the top scar stict coming out of my body abit, should I worry?

Call surgeon: Likely the tail, of the stitch turning up and likely absorbable, and no harm , but your surgeon will know and tell you to come to office if he had concerns. ...Read more

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6 days ago i had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal. When can I have sex?

6 days ago i had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal.  When can I have sex?

What do I tell : My patients , how ever good you fee after surgery l, 3 wk that is the time needed to form collagen tissue, that hold the tissue to near normal state for any surgical procedure ...Read more

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I have had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 25 days ago? When can I start doing exercises such as situps?

6 weeks: The belly button wound can develop a hernia if you do strenuous abdominal exercise too early after surgery. If you are malnourished or taking immunosuppressive meds such as steroids you should avoid abdominal straining for longer, up to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?

No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 6 days post-op from laparoscopic gallbladder removal. I still have a low-grade temp of 99.8. Should I be concerned? Could it be an infection?

I am 6 days post-op from laparoscopic gallbladder removal. I still have a low-grade temp of 99.8. Should I be concerned? Could it be an infection?

Call the surgeon: In short, this MIGHT be normal, but IF I was your doctor I would WANT you to call me and would probably want to see you in the office. Hope this helps, now reach out to the doc and get better. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after laparoscopic gallbladder removal? It's been 12 days since surgery, thanks.

How long do I have to wait to have sex after laparoscopic gallbladder removal? It's been 12 days since surgery, thanks.

Ask your surgeon: Although I'd be tempted to guess you're getting close, the answer mostly depends on the details of your particular surgery. You really need to check with your surgeon to be sure. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Can the stomach & pancreas be seen during laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Can the stomach & pancreas be seen during laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Front only: Only the front surface of the stomach can be seen during a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. To see the pancreas would require more extensive dissection between the colon and the stomach. ...Read more

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When is it safe to drink alcohol after a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

When is it safe to drink alcohol after a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Wait a few days: After any surgical procedure, it is important to remain hydrated to promote healing and good kidney function. Alcohol use commonly results in dehydration, and should be avoided for up to a week after surgery, or until you feel fully "recovered". ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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