CureZone   Log On   Join
Gallbladder surgery
dci hall Views: 2,153
Published: 17 years ago

Gallbladder surgery

Why is gallbladder surgery necessary?

Why not remove the stones in some other way?

Well the gallbladder when it is inflamed (cholecystitis) doesn't contract properly. This is shown on tests quite clearly and is the basis for one of the tests for cholecystitis (a HIDA scan). If the stones are removed more stones will accumulate later on.

Are Gallstones dangerous then?

Many people have asymptomatic gallstones. Hepatic stones are rare, because the way the hepatic ducts widen as they go down. Gallstones are far more likely to form in the gallbladder because the mucus from the gallbladder and the stagnation of bile cause stone formation. The problems that Gallstones cause are: acute and chronic cholecystitis; pancreatitis; gallstone ileus.

Is gallbladder surgery safe?

Nothing is 100% safe, but gallbladder surgery is very safe. Surgery is not recommnded for asymptomatic gallstones generally tho.

Are there problems after gallbladder surgery?

Not very often. The gallbladder is not necessary - some people suffer slightly looser stools after having their gallbladder out but it is not a major problem.

Why should I believe you?

Don't - ask someone who has actually had their gallbladder out!

Printer-friendly version of this page Email this message to a friend
Alert Moderators
Report Spam or bad message  Alert Moderators on This GOOD Message

This Forum message belongs to a larger discussion thread. See the complete thread below. You can reply to this message!


Donate to CureZone

CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with

Contact Us - Advertise - Stats

Copyright 1999 - 2022

0.344 sec, (1)