The medical term for gallbladder removal surgery is called a cholecystectomy. It is a low-risk, standard surgical procedure that may provide relief to those experiencing pain from gallstones usually performed laparoscopically.
Who Is The Best Candidate For A Gallbladder Surgery?
If you have signs and symptoms of gallstones, such as sudden intense pain in the right upper area of the abdomen, nausea, or vomiting, your doctor may recommend surgery.
You must prepare by Eating healthy, drinking 2 liters of water and exercising for 5 days a week at least 2 weeks before surgery. If you take any medications please contact your My Doctor Click Case Manager and let him know.
To remove the gallbladder, they make precise incisions on the body and insert a tiny video camera and special surgical tools.
Laparoscopic procedures allow healthcare professionals to see and work inside the abdomen without making a large cut, reducing the recovery time and the risk of infection.
In some cases, a person may need an open cholecystectomy, which requires a large incision to allow doctors to see directly into the abdomen.
You will be monitored closely and given antibiotics and pain medication. Most people recover within a few hours and can go home the next day after surgery. Depending on your type of work you can go back to it in 1 or 2 weeks after surgery.
Following are some common after-care instructions:
• Take the prescribed medications like antibiotics and pain medications to alleviate any discomfort.
• Daily showers
• 4 weeks after surgery you can start any physical activity gradually.
• Drink plenty of fluids
• Take adequate rest
• Keep checking up with your doctor
It is a Laparascopic surgery that will reduce your recovery time.
When is the right time to get my Gallbladder removed ?
This procedure is very common and does not require a long stay at the hospital and location. Let our team know when you are ready to schedule.
Can I travel by myself?
Yes you can, we have a fully-support team that will assist you during your entire experience.
How will my life be after a Gallbladder removal?
There aren’t usually any long-term effects from gallbladder removal procedure. So you can expect a perfectly normal life without your gallbladder.
Will I need a special diet after the Gallbladder removal surgery?
After the surgery your Doctor will give you a diet that lasts about 1 week so your system can get used to your new condition. But after a few weeks you can return to your normal diet. But the recommendation is to avoid high fat foods, fatty and processed meet, like some cuts of meat, bacon and sausages, deep fried foods, high-fat cheeses, cream sauces and gravies.
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