Gallbladder surgery

What to know about gallbladder surgery?

Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder surgery is one of the most common surgeries that are performed today. In this traditional procedure the gallbladder is removed through an incision in the stomach.
There is a new method and it is called the laparoscopic surgery. Small incisions are being done using a long tube. Not everyone is qualified to undergo the new type of surgery because of complications like too much bleeding and other internal problems.
Patients who wish to undergo the procedure will be required to undergo tests and preoperative preparations.
After gallbladder surgery, nausea and pain in the area are quite common. After a few days the patient can resume to normal activities.
Be careful because there are a lot of risks associated with this kind of surgery like infection, bleeding and damage to intestines.

Do you really need gallbladder surgery?

The answer to his question is dependent on several factors.
It is ideal to talk to your doctor about it to determine if you are a candidate for gallbladder surgery.
The first thing to do is record the duration of the attack. This normally occurs after eating meals especially if it contains large amount of fatty food.
Check also other symptoms like bloating, nausea, burping and indigestion. Remember that these symptoms might be a sign of other condition.
The doctor will order several tests like ultra sound. Discuss the long term effects associated gallbladder surgery.

Gallbladder surgery alternatives

In case you don’t want to undergo gallbladder surgery, there are alternatives that you can try. Oral dissolution therapy can be used to dissolve gallstones made from cholesterol.
For those with small gallstones, doctors will often recommend taking supplements however the result will take awhile and there is a chance that it will occur again. There also some natural remedies for gallbladder stones that involve products can be found at home.
There flushes that involve lemon juice and olive oil. This can soften the stones so you can naturally flush them out.
After undergoing gallbladder surgery, it is ideal to undergo a gallbladder diet that is not rich in fatty foods and dairy products.
Remember there are foods that can trigger the condition.

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