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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What is involved in gallbladder surgery and recovery?

What is involved in gallbladder surgery and recovery?

Laparoscopic: Gallbladder surgery. 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. Usually little discomfort ; usually back to normal activities in 2 weeks or less. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago then had a leak..Recovery long ..Now when I lay dwn feel pressure under right side rib. Is it just healing?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago then had a leak..Recovery long ..Now when I lay dwn feel pressure under right  side rib. Is it just healing?

Postop Bile Leak: Postoperative bile leaks are rare but potentially very serious complications of gallbladder surgery. These are usually managed by the placement of drains: endoscopic (into the bile duct) +/- percutaneous (into the fluid collection). Depending on the site of the leak and method of rx, you may still be experiencing pain from an ongoing problem. See your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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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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!!

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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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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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


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