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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gallstones 162 35
Abdominal pain 114 39
Cholecystitis 58 14
General health 10 2
Gallbladder removal (Cholecystectomy) 4 0
Gallbladder problems 3 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 10
Moderate 19
Mild 17
None 27

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

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 11
Pain 7
Stomach pain 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Abdominal pain 2
Fatigue 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Dosage Patients
one time 5

Why patients stopped taking Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 342
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 52
Usually 3
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 39
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 20
Not specified 43
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3 patient evaluations for Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Apr 7, 2015 (Started Apr 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Abdominal pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Don't EVER go to Dr. Ryder for surgery in Racine Wisconsin! I had Gangrene Gallbladder. After he took the staples out, he cut me back open with a wooden Q-tip and it bled and was the worst pain I have ever felt! He used NO pain killer before doing this!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2013 (Started Jan 04, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cholecystitis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea after eating)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: eat less, let your body recover, don't eat fatty foods
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Feb 12, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fried Foods)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Can't tolerate greasy or fried foods very well
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fried Foods

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