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I agree that ideally the gallbladder should be removed, but if the op is done keyhole (lap) it adds about an hour and a half to the op (as all the instruments have to be re-placed etc) considerably adding to the risk, so unless it has to be done (i.e. gallstones etc already a significant problem) I don’t think they would do it as the bypass is already major surgery in itself. However, with open bypass I think it is done more as standard (only adds a few more minutes to the op), but then with open the recovery time can be much longer.

I also worry that I might need gallbladder surgery further down the line, but no choice but to deal with it if it happens.

Good luck, will Mr Pring also do the gallbladder removal for you? That is my biggest worry, I have had no end of problems over the past few years, and really don’t want anyone but Mr Somers poking about in my insides if it comes to further surgery in that part of my body…

Hope you get sorted out soon.


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