We understand that having your gallbladder removed is a big decision. There are many questions you may have about the surgery, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your health.
Here are some additional common questions we hear from our patients:
How painful is gallbladder removal?
At West Medical, we prioritize your comfort during gallbladder removal. With our minimally invasive approach, most patients experience manageable soreness and discomfort, controlled with pain and rest.
What happens if you wait too long for gallbladder surgery?
If you wait too long for gallbladder surgery, your gallbladder may become infected or inflamed. This can lead to serious complications, such as sepsis or pancreatitis.
How serious is gallbladder removal?
Gallbladder removal is a common and safe procedure. With our experienced team and advanced techniques, the surgery carries low risks and offers positive outcomes for improved digestive health.
Can you drink alcohol if you don’t have a gallbladder?
After the gallbladder removal, most people can consume alcohol in moderation without issues. However, it’s best to consult with our medical team for personalized recommendations based on your health.
What is the downside of having your gallbladder removed?
Though gallbladder removal offers numerous benefits, some people may experience changes in digestion or occasional loose stools. Our team provides post-operative guidance for a smooth transition.
Can you live without a gallbladder?
Yes, you can live a healthy life without a gallbladder. Your liver will continue to produce bile, which will be released directly into your small intestine. Most people who have their gallbladder removed do not experience any long-term problems.
Can you lose weight without a gallbladder?
Yes, you can still lose weight without a gallbladder. However, some individuals may need to make dietary adjustments and manage fat intake to support digestion after gallbladder removal.
If you’re experiencing gallbladder problems, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any additional questions you have and help you get the care you need.