How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

Very safe. With advanced skill and instruments, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an outpatient same day surgery with recovery from days to a week or two.
Very safe. Cholecystectomy is one of the most common operations performed in the us (~750, 000/yr). Like any operation, there are risks, both specific to the anesthesia and to the operation itself. The most common complications include bleeding, infection, chronic diarrhea, injury to adjacent organs or the bile duct; thankfully, all of these are very rare. More importantly, your attacks will never return!
Generally safe. In most cases elective cholecystectomy can be done without complications and generally a safe procedure. Though complications can ocurr.

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How risky is a gall bladder removal?

If performed by. Experienced surgeon, risk is minimal. Assuming that you are going to have laparoscopic surgery, major complication is about 2% overall. That means 98% have no problems or minor problems if at all. Those are pretty good odds and not ask your surgeon whether he thinks out potential benefits outweigh the potential risks, he can tell you for sure. Read more...
Genly safe. Under most circumstances the removal of the gall bladder surgically is a safe procedure but, there are always risks to surgery. Read more...

Best method for gall bladder removal?

Laparoscopic. Most all gallbladder surgery is done laparoscopic now. Open surgery may be needed for emergency conditions. Single port laparoscopic surgery is being performed in some places, and requires a well trained surgeon for this. Read more...
Laparoscopic. Gold standard is laparoscopic approach. Outpatient, quick recovery, minimal risk. Read more...

What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

Usually nothing. Gallbladder is a vestigial storage organ for bile, so that enzymes can pour out in large amounts to help digest foods that animals would eat in large amounts infrequently. In humans, it does not serve a useful purpose because we eat smaller amounts more frequently than do wild animals. You can get transient painful episodes mimicking gallbladder colic after surgical removal, but it will resolve. Read more...

What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

Should be able. To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. Read more...

After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

Check with your sur- Geon about it. Generally a low fat and a reducing diet would be good for most of us. Read more...
Usually no special . For most people, after gallbladder surgery, they can eat all normal foods. It is always best to eat healthy foods. Read more...
Regular diet. Ypu can try a regular diet after gallbladder removal. Try to recognize food that may cause diarrhea and avoid. You may find all food is fine but be mindful. Read more...

Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Yes . Some patients do not feel complete resolution of abdominal discomforts with gallbladder surgery. Other possible causes of pain can be gastritis, stomach ulcer, bile duct spasm, kidney issue, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...

Can you give me some suggestions for after gall bladder removal?

Many. If your surgery is done laparoscopic, then refrain from strenuous activity x 3 weeks. I advise my patients to eat "light" for the 1st 24 hours (soup, toast, etc), then increase diet as tolerated. Most patients have no food intolerances; a few have fatty food intolerance. A few patients have post- prandial diarrhea. In these, i prescribe Colestid (colestipol) or questran, which resolves the situation. Read more...

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days. In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. Read more...