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Gallbladder surgery may be performed to treat gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder or inflammation of the pancreas, according to Mayo Clinic. In some instances, gallstones may block the bile duct, requiring the ga... More »

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After gallbladder surgery, all types of foods are permitted, and no specific diet is recommended, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, fats should be taken in smaller quantities because their digestion is affected by t... More »

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The risks of gallbladder removal surgery include bile leak, bleeding, blood clots, heart problems, infection, injury to surrounding structures, pancreatitis, pneumonia, and death, explains Mayo Clinic. The likelihood of ... More »

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A full recovery from traditional gallbladder removal surgery, or open cholecystectomy, is four to six weeks, according to the Mayo Clinic. In contrast, typical recovery from the less invasive laparoscopic gallbladder sur... More »

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Recovery time after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery usually takes about a week, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients typically go home the same day as the surgery, but overnight hospitalization is sometimes required. Open... More »

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Gallbladder stones, or gallstones, can grow as large as a golf ball, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The gallbladder can form many small, sand-grain-sized gallstones, on... More »

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Surgery for removing gallstones is usually a laparoscopic procedure in which surgeons insert small, thin instruments through small incisions, and use a camera and surgical tools to remove the entire gallbladder, explains... More »

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