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What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

Normal diet: Most people can resume a normal diet after having their gallbladder removed. A small subset of people will develop diarrhea after fried/fatty foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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Had gallbladder surgery what would be the best diet to be on?

Had gallbladder surgery what would be the best diet to be on?

Depends: Immediately after surgery i find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is best for someone with gallbladder surgery?

What kind of diet is best for someone with   gallbladder  surgery?

Low fat: Generally at least for the first few weeks after gallbladder surgery we recommend that you avoid foods that are high in fat or fried foods. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!

I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!

No restrictions: After the gallbladder is removed there is no need to avoid fatty foods. Prior to surgery, a patient with gallbladder problems should avoid fatty foods to avoid symptoms. A small percentage of patients will get post op urgency, which is an urgent need to have a bm about 30-45 minutes after meals. This will be self limited, or easily quelled with Imodium ad. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done to prolong gallbladder surgery? Like any sort of diet or something like antacids?

What can be done to prolong gallbladder surgery? Like any sort of diet or something like antacids?

No: Low fat diet can sometimes prevent the onset of symptoms of gallbladder disease, however once you've had symptoms you are very likely to have future attacks. Those future attacks could occur at anytime after any meal and at a more inconvinent time of your life. Surgery also prevents infection and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole and low fat diet.

Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole  and low fat diet.

GERD: Acid reflux is a separate problem and unfortunately in many cases patients suffering from gallbladder disease suffer from GERD as well and symptoms may be more noticeable now because they might have been attributed to gallbladder problem previously. See your gastroenterologist or surgeon to discuss further . Thank you. ...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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Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

Not physiologic: You shouldn't have weight loss. You may have weight gain if you are enjoying fatty foods that were bothering you prior to your surgery. Just enjoy a balanced diet and moderate activity and your weight should stay steady. Good luck. ...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