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

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Severe
5
Moderate
13
Mild
13
None
16

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

Hospitalization
Patients
704
Patients
7
Patients
4
Patients
3
Patients
2
Patients
1

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
260
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
2
Reason
Other
Patients
1
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Duration

Currently Having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
4
Stopped Having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
2
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1

Adherence


Always
Patients
33
70%
Usually
Patients
2
4%
Sometimes
Patients
4
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
8
17%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
7
15%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
11
23%
A little hard to take
Patients
6
13%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
23
49%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
5
11%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
11
23%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
29
62%
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3 patient evaluations for Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

bjrmeb
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bjrmeb
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Unreported
Fatigue: Unreported
Sleep: Unreported
Stiffness: Unreported
Function: Unreported
External_stress: Unreported
Stickman: unreported
Description:F56y
FM:23y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See bjrmeb's full Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) history

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
Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 62y
  • Duration: 48 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Left Temporal Lobectomy, Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
100 seizures
91 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

See Tonialpha's full Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) history

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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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