A patient can live without a gallbladder, but he might need to avoid certain foods after gallbladder removal surgery, according to Everyday Health. The liver makes enough bile for normal digestive functions to continue w... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

After the gallbladder is removed, the liver continues to make the same amount of bile as always, but since the gallbladder is no longer there to collect and store the bile, it continuously drains into the digestive syste... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

After gallbladder surgery, the bile produced by the liver is no longer stored in the body but drains directly into the small intestine, causing loose stools. Living without a gallbladder does not cause major disadvantage... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Lifestyle changes after gallbladder removal surgery include eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day and maintaining a low-fat diet, according to Everyday Health. After surgery, patients typically return t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Individuals who have recently undergone gallbladder surgery may have trouble digesting solid food right away, and liquids, broths and gelatin may be easier to digest, according to Everyday Health. Solid foods can be rein... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

No particular food appears to trigger gallbladder problems as of Feb. 2015, according to Everyday Health. However, obesity is a major contributor, which means eating a well-balanced diet and keeping weight in check can h... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

A liquid diet, including gelatin and broth, is a staple immediately following gallbladder removal surgery, states Everyday Health. Bland foods, such as toast, rice and bananas, are suggested next to help the patient tran... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Amounts & Limits