Gallbladder Surgery

The gallbladder is a small pouch present under the liver, and it helps in digestion. When there is recurrent pain due to gallbladder stones, then gallbladder surgery is needed. Peritonitis and portal hypertension are conditions that require open gall bladder surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is done in cases of cholecystitis and biliary dyskinesia.

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What is the action taken to manage silent and non-movable gallstones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male. I got a bypass heart surgery 12 years ago. During that time, my gallbladder had multiple small stones, which were silent according to the doctor. The location and position of these stones were found static during regular ultrasound tests. Four years back, I consul...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reports show chronic calculous cholecystitis. And as you do not have any symptoms like biliary colic or acute severe abdominal pain, it is asymptomatic chronic cholecystitis. ...  Read Full »

I have a respiratory problem. Is it wise to plan gallbladder operation?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed to have acute cholecystitis. She is 65 years old and is suffering from respiratory and heart problem. One mild stroke also happened around two years back. She had recently failed pulmonary function test. Will it be wise to plan gallbladder operation? Please reply.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is wise to carry out gallbladder surgery if she is diagnosed with acute cholecystitis. The only problem with surgery is whether the patient is fit for anesthesia or not. Since your mother is failing pulmonary function tests you should find the cause of ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain below my right ribs after eating or drinking post gallbladder removal surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gastro problem. 11 months back, I started having diarrhea that lasted for two months. I had undergone numerous tests, and my doctor suggested gall bladder removal. I had the surgery for gall bladder removal six months back. Since then, I have not had nausea or diarrhea but ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A bile duct stricture or narrowing of the bile duct is common post-surgery. Ligating the blood vessel supplying the common bile duct can damage the duct, followed by scarring. The narrowing or stricture may be confined to a small length ...  Read Full »

Will gallbladder removal cause any complications post surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to take a second opinion about my wife. She is 26 years old. Two years back, a few days after she gives birth to my child, she had pain in her upper abdomen at the right side. In ultrasound, it was diagnosed that she had gallstones about 6 mm with multiple stones. When we appr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best advice is that she should have a gallbladder removal via laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since it not only help her to get rid of this noxious pain, but she can avoid the long term complication of chronic cholecystitis that is related to the gallbladder stones...  Read Full »

I have a gallbladder removal surgery due to a 7 mm polyp. Should I have open surgery or laparoscopic surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having my gallbladder removed because they found a 7 mm polyp during an MRI. The surgeon is recommending laparoscopic surgery. I read an article from a surgical oncologist that said you always do open surgery for gallbladder when there is a polyp involved. Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gallbladder polyps can harbor malignancy, especially if they are larger than 6 mm to 10 mm. If the gallbladder ruptures during the surgery or there is bile spillage, cancer cells can spread inside the abdomen. In laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there is a higher risk o...  Read Full »

What is the reason for biloma, stomach pain and hard stools post gallbladder removal?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two months, I had my gallbladder removed. Two months after, I had a 9 mm stone lodged. However, this did not resolve the issue. One week ago, they found a biloma however, my surgeon does not think it is a issue though I am experiencing stomach pain and lake stools. His conclusi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your surgeon seems to be doing the right things. There are several other reasons to think the alternative diagnosis like peptic ulcer disease, biliary reflux, post cholecystectomy pain, or functional abdominal pain. The factors which predispose you to develop a...  Read Full »

There is a white discharge and pain after my gall bladder surgery. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I underwent gallbladder surgery before 16 days. There is an white discharge and pain in the incised area. Should I be concerned about the infection?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your symptoms, it is cellulitis. 1. Clean the skin with Hydrogen peroxide. 2. Apply Betadine cream over the affected area. 3. Use a sterile bandage. 4. Eat capsule Clavam (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg twice daily for five days. Send follow-ups dail...  Read Full »

Do I need to worry about the headache I still have three weeks after sustaining a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am currently taking Protonix for GERD caused by a low-functioning gallbladder that needs surgery for removal. However, three weeks ago, I had sustained a concussion. This is my second concussion. My first one came two years ago when I had a small brain hemorrh...  Read Full »


Dr. Eris Ranxha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the accident and the health problem you are suffering from. In my opinion, your health situation is due to the earlier accident, and it is called post-traumatic disorder, which is fully treatable. Just because earlier you suffered a brain hemorrhage afte...  Read Full »

I had my gallbladder removed a couple of months ago. Does that cause gray stools?

Query: Hi doctor, Last night I had a stomach ache, and this morning I had a pale gray stool, and I have little stomach discomfort today. I had my gallbladder removed a couple of months ago because I was diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia. I have also been doing the keto diet for a couple of weeks. I am a 29...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, some change in the color of stools is a normal phenomenon and should not be the reason for anxiety. The stool's colors, which are alarming to me, are black, red, maroonish, and completely pale stools which appear almost as white as rice. Yellow color stools are...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pancreatitis. What are the chances of it recurring in the future?

Query: Hello doctor,One month ago, I suffered from pancreatitis, and based on the MRCP doctor says that the pancreas is fine now, but I need to get gall bladder removal surgery. I want to ask if there is any chance of pancreatitis again after removal.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Once pancreatitis is controlled, patients are advised for gall bladder removal surgery to prevent reoccurrence of pancreatitis, as in your case. The doctor has instructed you on gall bladder removal because a prevalent cause of pancreatitis is gall bladder stones. Someti...  Read Full »

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