When you find out that you have gallstones and need to have gallbladder surgery, some people would probably have doubts about whether to proceed or not. Some might even wonder if it would be “fixed” or if the constant gripping pain would disappear. Dr. Choi shares his insights as a surgeon who has done this procedure many times and the chances of the pain going away after surgery.
Are All Gallbladder Issues Fixed by Removal?
Another question we received is, “Will you be healed if you have a gallbladder surgery? Is it a cure all?” Yes, if you don’t have gallbladder surgery, you will not get better. You will have to have gallbladder surgery or called laparoscopic cystectomy, to remove the gallbladder. It is almost 90% that you will feel a lot better, and those pains in the right upper quadrant will go away. However, there are some predisposition of you forming gallstones, and one is, unfortunately, it’s weight loss, so if you do have weight loss surgery, there are some medications that can prevent you from forming stones which is actigall and those are medicines we would like to implement, however it’s not 100%. But there are options to prevent you from having gall stone formation after weight loss surgery.