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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

Severe
4
Moderate
11
Mild
13
None
12

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

Hospitalization
Patients
595
Patients
7
Patients
4
Patients
3
Patients
1
Patients
1

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
231
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
5
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
29
73%
Usually
Patients
2
5%
Sometimes
Patients
4
10%
Never
Patients
5
13%

Burden


Very
Patients
5
13%
Somewhat
Patients
10
25%
A little
Patients
6
15%
Not at all
Patients
19
48%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
25
167%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
4
27%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
7%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
9
60%
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2 patient evaluations for Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

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 monthly
Side effects: Fried Foods

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Tonialpha
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Tonialpha
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61y
  • 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
64 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

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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: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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