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Gall bladder removal surgery, complications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I was recently diagnosed by a doctor through an Ultrasound test that my Gall Bladder if full of stones
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ad they have suggested a surgical removal of the bladder
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Is it advisable to proceed with the same?
User :   What would be the sdie effects?
User :   side*
Doctor :   May I know the size of the stones?
User :   I was not informed by the doctor of the size, however i was informed that it cannot enter through the pipe and is blocking bile completely
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   In such cases it would be better to go ahead with the surgery and follow the advise of your doctor.
User :   Will there be any serious implications??? post surgery?
Doctor :   The complications would be
Doctor :   1. post operative residual stone
Doctor :   2. acute pancreatitis
Doctor :   3. would be advised to have fat free food as the gall bladder secretions which are for to digest the fat.
Doctor :   4. post operative fever due to secondary infection
Doctor :   These all side effects can be seen in few people but not in every one.
User :   You mentioned in point 1. "post operative residual stone" what is the possibility when the whole bladder is removed???
User :   can you please explain
Doctor :   Depending on the surgery done, if done by an experienced surgeon these can be avoided.
Doctor :   As mentioned, during the surgery when tying the knot on the neck of the bladder few stones can move into the common bile duct.
Doctor :   producing obstruction and similar symptoms like pain abdomen.
User :   Would there be any drastic wait gain as one of the side effects??
User :   Would you recommend any Surgeon in Apollo Hospital Bangalore?
Doctor :   Initially yes, as the body tries to recover from the surgery, we tend to eat more but as the duration passes, and after returning back to work , the weight gain can be controlled.
Doctor :   Are you speaking of apollo hospital, banergatta road.
User :   Yes Doctor.
Doctor :   Sorry, I don't know doctor there personally.
User :   Apparently the doctor I wold be operated
Doctor :   So, it would be difficult to recommend.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the type of the surgery?
User :   I would be undergoing laproscopy, still is there the chances of stones slipping in to the main channel???
Doctor :   Yes, there are but don't worry as it is seen in only few people.
User :   My concern is that i'm quite obese and suffer from high blood pressure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Is that something to worry about?
Doctor :   The gall stones are commonly in obese people and regarding high blood pressure, the physician would surely take care of it before surgery.
Doctor :   As you will get it laparoscopy there shouldn't be any cause of worry.
User :   Lastly, Would I be prone to other diseases post surgery?
Doctor :   It would be a short surgery and with lower complications. so please do not worry.
Doctor :   May I know what kind of diseases are you talking about?
User :   I was informed that the surgery would last 4.5 hrs.
User :   Jaundice ..... etc etc
Doctor :   Usually the surgery would last from 1 to 2 hrs depending on the surgery.
Doctor :   Jaundice can be caused by many causes, so the chances are equal to any other normal person getting affected.
User :   okay.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   No Doctor, Thanks you very much Doctor for your time. I'm sure I can walk into the hospital without much of a mental block. Thank you for your patience.
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Thank you. Good Evening
Doctor :   Good evening
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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