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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 laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, a patient can expect some abdominal pain, possible nausea and vomiting, and a return to everyday activities, such as walking, driving and working, within about a week, explains the... More »

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Painful cramping, vomiting and nausea due to gallstones are normally relieved with gallbladder removal, according to PubMed Health. Conditions such as jaundice and infections are also linked to gallbladder and bile duct ... More »

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