What is Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)?

Category: Surgeries

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When the formation of gallstones leads to attacks of pain and nausea, surgical removal of the gallbladder is the most frequently recommended treatment. The medical term for this operation is cholecystectomy. Post surgery need to eat foods high in protein and carbohydrates and low in fat.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gallstones 86 10
Abdominal pain 56 15
Cholecystitis 21 5
General health 10 2
Gallbladder removal (Cholecystectomy) 4 0
Stomach pain 3 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)"

Severe
2
Moderate
7
Mild
10
None
6

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Hospitalization 344
Diarrhea 6
Pain 3
Stomach pain 2
Taste changed 1
Nausea and vomiting 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Not indicated 172
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently Having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 4
Stopped Having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
19 76%
Usually
1 4%
Sometimes
3 12%
Never
2 8%
Burden
Very
1 4%
Somewhat
6 24%
A little
5 20%
Not at all
13 52%
Cost
$200+
4 40%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 10%
$25-49
1 10%
< $25
4 40%
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2 patient evaluations for Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 60y
  • Duration: 46 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy, Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
4 seizures
7 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See Tonialpha's full Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) history

Jan 4, 2013 (Started Jan 04, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Cholecystitis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: eat less, let your body recover, don't eat fatty foods
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
heidibug77
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heidibug77
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

See heidibug77's full Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) history

Feb 12, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Can't tolerate greasy or fried foods very well
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fried Foods

  • 0 helpful marks
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