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Today was my pre-op appointment, my surgery is next Wednesday and I was informed that I should have my gallbladder removed at the same time has anyone had this done and are there any complications thank you. And how long was your hospital stay I'm starting to get nervous thank you.

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I haven't heard anyone doing that but a lot of weight loss causes you to have issues later. So I guess there was since you having another surgery in the next 6mths.

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Today was my pre-op appointment, my surgery is next Wednesday and I was informed that I should have my gallbladder removed at the same time has anyone had this done and are there any complications thank you. And how long was your hospital stay I'm starting to get nervous thank you.
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I have my surgery next weds too!!! ...are you located in north Carolina?

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I've seen so many comments from people who have had to have their gallbladder removed just months after their WLS I started to research why the heck they don't just take it out when they do the WLS. From what I could gather, they don't because "usually" they won't take anything out until it's necessary. However, there also doesn't seem to be any purpose of the gallbladder & if your dr is suggesting to take it out now, he might be saving you a bunch of money in co-pays and max out of pockets doing it now rather than say have it flair up in January, & you're back to $0 on insurance.

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Our Doctor doesn’t automatically remove the gallbladder but I do remember one of the consents last week being about the gallbladder and that if it looked like it needed to be removed they would remove it. Same with hiatal hernias. And another thing I can’t remember right now that if they see they will correct

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Hi! I got it removed at the time of my surgery. I stayed at the hospital for 3 days, but I think that's just policy here. Everything went smoothly and I do not have to take any special measures with the added procedure, since the diet that's required for gallbladder surgery is actually less restrictive than the sleeve's diet. You might notice some changes in your stool color, but otherwise my recovery seems to be consistent with the loads of comments I read on WLS :)

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I did! I was so glad to get it out. It was giving me soooo much trouble

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I had mine out at the same time. I also had scar tissue from a previous surgery that they had to deal with. I was in surgery for like 6 hours and spent 4 days in the hospital. I'm glad they took it because I had a gallstone years ago that finally passed by itself after a week of pain. It was pretty bad. Now I don't have to worry about that happening again!

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i wondered why more don’t when it can be an issue later on, but nothing was mentioned to me in my appointment so i guess mine doesn’t do this.

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5 hours ago, Zemi said:

i wondered why more don’t when it can be an issue later on, but nothing was mentioned to me in my appointment so i guess mine doesn’t do this.

Technically they aren't allowed to remove the gallbladder unless it's diseased(stones, infection etc.). Insurance won't pay for the procedure if it's not necessary even though it'll mean another surgery in the future.

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My surgeon told me that he'd only remove mine if it looks diseased when he gets in there. And they have to be sent out for pathology to determine what's wrong with it (stones, infection etc)

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I am getting this done this Thursday. My gallbladder has been giving me problems for years, lchf diet triggered a few more attacks also I find everytime I lose about 15 lbs I have an attack so I just want it gone.

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