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Gall Bladder Removal Surgery

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This eight-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for gall bladder removal surgery, which is also known as cholecystectomy. It explains that the surgery is done when the gall bladder or the duct leading from it contains gallstones, which may cause swelling or infection. Laparoscopic and open gall bladder removal surgery are described and compared. It contains guidelines to help the patient prepare, and provides a brief step-by-step explanation of what will happen during the surgery. The document explains what will happen immediately after the surgery, makes recommendations for home care, and includes a place where a healthcare provider can write instructions for how long the patient should avoid lifting objects, and specify weight. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately, clarifying those for which to call 911.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Cholecystectomy, Gallbladder diseases, Gallstones
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2013
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