GALLBLADDER SURGERY FAQ

What is the role of the gallbladder?

It is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile produced by your liver and contracts or “squeezes” whenever you eat to help with digestion, mainly of fatty food.

Is gallbladder essential for life?

No, your body can adapt completely to its absence without any consequences. Digestion of fat will come back to normal after a couple of weeks.

How many incisions are necessary for the laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Only two 5 mm and two 10 mm incisions and in very selected cases maybe even ONE! Click here to learn more about Single Port Access Surgery.

Does laparoscopic cholecystectomy involve staple placement?

Yes, but those staples are titanium made, won’t do harm, and they can stay in your body forever.

What is the expected hospital stay after gallbladder surgery?

You will be discharged the next morning after surgery.

Will these staples make alarms on the airports to activate?

No, never.

Will I need to follow a special diet after surgery?

Yes, just for the first couple of weeks, and easy to follow, since it is just a low-fat diet.

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