Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does Gallbladder surgery take?
The laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery takes about 30 to 60 mins.
2. How long does it take to recover from a Gallbladder removal surgery?
You'll usually have to stay in the hospital for 1 to 3 days after Laparoscopic surgery. Returning to normal activities can take 3 to 4 weeks.
3. What are the foods to be avoided after gallbladder surgery?
Foods to be avoided are fatty or fried foods, refined sugar, spicy food, caffeinated drinks, alcoholic beverages.
4. Can we live without Gallbladder?
Yes, you can live a perfectly normal life without gallbladder. Your liver will continue to produce enough bile to digest your food, but instead of storing it in your gallbladder, it will drip continuously into your digestive system.
5. How is life after Gallbladder removal?
After gallbladder surgery, you can expect to live a completely normal life, but you may experience temporary side effects related to how your digestive system processes fatty foods. Loose stools or diarrhoea, bloating, cramping, and excess gas in response to meals or specific foods are all possible symptoms.
6. Do you poop more without a Gallbladder?
Some people who previously did not have more than one bowel movement per day may experience more frequent bowel movements after gallbladder removal.
7. What kind of exercise can I do after Gallbladder surgery?
Make an effort to walk every day. Try to avoid lifting anything that will cause you to strain. Avoid strenuous activities like biking, jogging, weightlifting, and aerobic exercise until your doctor clears you, usually till 2 months
8. Is Gallbladder removal a Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Doctors usually go for Laparoscopic cholecystectomy which is minimally invasive however some people are not candidates for the procedure. Patients who are obese, have had previous abdominal surgery or who have some other prohibiting factor may require an open surgery.
9. What are the complications of gall bladder removal surgery?
The most serious risks include bleeding, infection, injury to bile duct and small bowel by one of the tools used during surgery.
10. How can I avoid getting my gallbladder removed?
You can avoid gallbladder removal by eating a healthy balanced diet of fruits and vegetables rich in fibre and regular exercise of 5 days per week.