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Doctor insights on: What Can I Expect After Liver Resection Surgery

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What are things I can do for chronic pain after gall bladder/liver resection surgery?

What are things I can do for chronic pain after gall bladder/liver resection surgery?

Tough one: Chronic visceral pain is difficult. The 2 most likely sources of pain are scar tissue and nerves. There are some medications that are worth trying for the nerve pain such as amitryptilline. No medication that I'm aware of is helpful for scar tissue. It's probably best to focus on relaxation techniques, alternative therapies (accupuncture), gentle massage or stretching, meditation/prayer. ...Read more

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How painful is liver surgery?

How painful is liver surgery?

Manageable: The liver itself does not have any pain sensors, but like any operation, you will experience some pain from the incision. Following surgery, patients are usually given a pca pump that delivers pain medication through an IV or an epidural catheter. Most people are able to switch to oral pain pills after 3-4 days. After about 2 weeks, regular tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient for any residual pain. ...Read more

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Where can I get free liver surgery?

Where can I get free liver surgery?

For what?: NIH. VA if eligible, Perhaps in a research protocol depending on the total situation. It is not free, so someone will pay from taxes, government entity, or charity. ...Read more

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Liver surgery , how can I deal with the pain?

Liver surgery , how can I  deal with the pain?

Physical therapy: Depending on the type of incision used for the surgery, patients can struggle with persistent pain posoperatively. If you have not had any complications from the procedure itself and you are more than 4 weeks out, i would recommend physical therapy focused on stretching the core muscles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: liver surgery?

What is the definition or description of: liver surgery?

See below: Liver surgery is, simply put, surgery on liver tissue. It's is usually done for tumor or cyst in liver. It can be done via open ( large incision), laparoscopic (small cuts) or recently with robot (da vinci ). Liver consists of many segments and any one if them can b removed depending on type and location of tumor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still feel pain 11 weeks after liver surgery?

Is it normal to still feel pain 11 weeks after liver surgery?

Maybe: Depending on the incision used during surgery, patients can have pain several weeks out. 11 is a pushing the limit. I would recommend starting with physical therapy focused on stretching the core abdominal muscles. If this does not help substantially, the surgeon may need to look into it further. ...Read more

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Why do I feel breathless after my liver surgery?

Why do I feel breathless after my liver surgery?

Two reasons: One is pain from the incision causing you to take shallow breaths and resulting in partial lung collapse (atelectasis). The other is development of fluid in the pleural cavity (effusion) limiting the expansion of the lung. Either one, other or both can be reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Liver Surgery (Definition)

Liver surgery is, simply put, surgery on liver tissue. It's is usually done for tumor or cyst in liver. It can be done via open ( large incision), laparoscopic (small cuts) or recently with robot (da vinci ). Liver consists of many segments and any one if them can b removed depending on type ...Read more