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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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Why did I start having reflux and heartburn suddenly after gallbladder surgery 5 weeks ago? Is this a common side effect after this type of surgery?

Why did I start having reflux and heartburn suddenly after gallbladder surgery 5 weeks ago? Is this a common side effect after this type of surgery?

Can be: Surgery has a major impact on the body (and mind!). The effects of anesthesia and post-op meds can persist for several months. Talk to your surgeon about this week, and see what he says. ...Read more

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Should my dad ask for anticoagulants following his gallbladder removal? I know surgery can cause clots but idk about gallbladder removal. Type O blood

Should my dad ask for anticoagulants following his gallbladder removal? I know surgery can cause clots but idk about gallbladder removal. Type O blood

The inactivity: Associated with surgery can lead to the development of blood clots but there is nothing specific about gall bladder surgery that increases the risk any more than other abdominal surgery. If he is ambulatory now and otherwise at low risk (nonsmoker, no previous clot, etc) than he should not need it. This is a question his doctor should address for you since he knows your father's medical history. ...Read more

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Is their an alternate treatment for thickening of gall bladder lining besides surgery?

Is their an alternate treatment for thickening of gall bladder lining besides surgery?

Depends: If you are having pain after eating fatty meals and have a thickened gallbladder wall on ultrasound, it most likely needs surgery. A thickened gallbladder by itself on ultrasound, may be watched, depending on the situation. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and diarrhea and had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago. Are there common symptoms from this type of surgery?

I have gastritis and diarrhea and had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago. Are there common symptoms from this type of surgery?

Yes: Yes some of these symptoms are common after gallbladder surgery specially diarrhea the body trying to adjust for the absence of the gallbladder the gastritis is not that common unless you are reacting to the medicine that have been giving to you after surgery like pain medicine or antibiotic check with your surgeon I am sure they will be happy to help
good luck and thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy? History of bleeding ulcers

Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy?  History of bleeding ulcers

Probably not: The multiple operations shouldn't cause colon wall thickening. Even scar tissue, called adhesions, won't do this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How bad should gallbladder be before surgery?

How bad should gallbladder be before surgery?

Any symptom = OR: Gallstones without symptoms are watched at times. Once you start having symptoms, then 95% keep having symptoms or complications (infection, pancreas inflammation, or blockage of bile duct). Symptoms include pain in right upper or central abdomen after a meal, sometimes with nausea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gallbladder flushes or surgery?

Flushes R worthless: If you have symptomatic gallbladder disease, your best approach is a low fat diet until such time that surgical of the gallbladder can be arranged. "Flushes" are useless and worthless. If you could "flush" the gallbladder and push stones into the bile ducts, it would be very harmful. So skip the olive oil and lemon juice, and see a capable general surgeon. Asymptomatic stones need no attention. ...Read more

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What specific age do people have surgery for gallbladder?

What specific age do people have surgery for gallbladder?

Age/gallbladder : Gall bladder troubles can occur over a wide range in age from teenage years to the very elderly. ...Read more

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How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

"Days": When performed laparoscopically, most people go home the same day as surgery; need 2-3 days at home; may return to (office) work in 5-7 days; aerobic exercise in 1-2 weeks, and; no restrictions in 2-3 weeks. Of course (like they say on tv), results may vary depending upon the age and health of the patient. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What if they left parts of your gallbladder in. After surgery?

What if they left parts of your gallbladder in. After surgery?

Misinformed: There are not parts of a gallbladder to leave behind. It is one unit. Whole. It is not cut up and taken out by piecemeal. What prompts such an unusual question? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can manage gallbladder pains before surgery?

Can you tell me how I can manage gallbladder pains before surgery?

Avoid fatty foods: Certain types of food are more likely to stimulate the gallbladder to contract, which can cause abdominal pain, usually following meals, in certain individuals with gallstones.
Fatty foods are most likely to stimulate the gallbladder, so avoidance of fatty food is the best way to minimize gallstone pain. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse gallbladder problems in their early stages to avoid surgery?

Are there any ways to reverse gallbladder problems in their early stages to avoid surgery?

Unknown: I do not know if you mean gallstones or not. Many people can have gallstones their entire life with no problems & never need surgery. Once gallstones form they do not go away on their own or resolve with dietary changes or "gallbladder flush." once discomfort or pains occur from gallstones, then surgery becomes more likely needed. ...Read more

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I recently found out that my gallbladder has sludge in it & is working 57%, is surgery in my future?

I recently found out that my gallbladder has sludge in it & is working 57%, is surgery in my future?

Maybe...: It's impossible to predict who might need their gallbladder removed until symptoms arise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Scans show my gallbladder is only functioning at 19%. How long can I wait before immediate surgery is required?

Scans show my gallbladder is only functioning at 19%. How long can I wait before immediate surgery is required?

Chances of this : Condition progressing to acute cholecystitis is small, but not zero. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder problem, such as post prandial pain, the best solution is elective surgical cholecystectomy, before any emergency intervenes. Consult with your surgeon regarding optimal timing. ...Read more

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I have slush in my gallbladder, & it's making me sick and have a pain in my side. Is there a possibility I'll need surgery?

I have slush in my gallbladder, & it's making me sick and have a pain in my side. Is there a possibility I'll need surgery?

See below: If you have a gallbladder sludge noted from ultrasound, and with symptoms, you may need to have surgery. However, hida scan can evaluate this and give your dr a better way to see how your gallbladder is functioning. Take care. ...Read more

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Cholecystomy friday for gallbladder sludge that's inflamed. Will I stay longer than 24 hours after surgery? What determines my release from hospi

Most go home: Most cholecystectomy are laparoscopic and go home the same day or at least the next day with a quick one-week recovery. ...Read more

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Evry year more than half a million pple undergo gllbladder surgery in usa. So how many people of total population r living lives without a gallbladder?

Evry year more than half a million pple undergo gllbladder surgery in usa. So how many people of total population r living lives without a gallbladder?

Don't know: Who would keep track of those statistics. Many millions living in us that have had gallbladder surgery I would guess. As about 8-10% of people in us get gallstones & the us poultation is 313 million, so some number less than 30 million may be expected purely by calculation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need gallbladder surgery?

Symptoms: See your doctor for an examination. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, pains after eating, abdominal bloating and gas? Do you have gallstones on ultrasound? If you have these, then surgery may be helpful for you. ...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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What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

Once your doctor : Gives the ok, and normal healthy diet high in fiber, hi in fluids, avoiding greasy fried foods and processed foods and low in fats is generally a good healthy plan. Having gall bladder out requires no special diet. ...Read more

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What can I expect when having gallbladder surgery?

WELL TOLERATED: Gallbladder surgery is almost always done laparoscopically, and is usually as an outpatient. General anesthesia is required. There will be 3-4 small puncture wounds. Some sites may offer a single, slightly larger, site approach. Regardless, you should be back to full activity in 5-10 days. Some post-op soreness. Once you are fully awake there's no dietary restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which was your experience after gallbladder surgery?

Which was your experience after gallbladder surgery?

Usually, good..: Since 1990 I have performed over 4000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, as well as another 100+ open cholecystectomies. The vast majority of our patients are outpatient, going home about 2 hrs after surgery. Most are back to "normal" within a week, with no dietary restrictions. Of course, unfortunately, some have had some complications, which we are prepared to manage. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm about to have gallbladder surgery?

Take a deep breath: First of all, take a deep breath. Things will most likely be fine. The night before the operation, stop taking food and drink by mouth as directed by your doctor. Try to avoid fatty foods leading up to the operation as this may aggravate your gallbladder disease. Make arrangements to be out of work for at least one week. Then try to relax. ...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 fewer. ...Read more

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Please I want to see gallbladder surgery online or recorded?

Please I want to see gallbladder surgery online or recorded?

YouTube: The society of american gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgeons (sages) has a posted youtube that is available with explanations: http://www.Youtube. Com/watch? V=9eazgjc9wc0. ...Read more

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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