Gallbladder Removal Surgery Recovery Diet
Post Gallbladder Surgery Recovery & Post Cholecystectomy Diet
With the help of our minimally invasive surgical options, our cholecystectomy patients are typically released for home the same day of surgery. Our laparoscopic and robotic surgeries eliminate the need for a hospital stay, and ensure that you are ready to resume your normal life within several days of your gallbladder removal. Within hours of your surgery’s completion, you will be released to home and into the care of a responsible adult who can care for you until anesthesia has worn off.
What to Expect
At miVIP, our surgeons are world class leaders in both robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Both of these surgeries offer important benefits to patients.
- Faster recovery
- Less tissue damage
- Less blood loss
- Minimal scarring
- Fewer incision sites
Some patients report mild diarrhea after a gallbladder removal surgery, but most symptoms are gone within a few hours of the procedure’s end. Patients are typically back up to their regular energy and activity levels within 7-10 days of the surgery. Laparoscopic surgery patients often report that they are sore for close to a week, while those who have robotic surgery feel better faster.
Patients who undergo traditional open cholecystectomy surgery reported more discomfort after a three week period than those who opted for laparoscopic or robotic surgery.
Gallbladder Surgery Recovery Diet
After your gallbladder removal, you must make only minimal changes to your diet. Those who experience diarrhea are encouraged to avoid fatty, greasy foods for several weeks. An increase in fiber can also lead to more regulated bowel movements. Increase your fiber amounts regularly for several weeks to eliminate diarrhea.
After your surgery, eat meals that are smaller and more frequent. This allows the bile to mix better with smaller amounts of food.
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