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Clanceychick
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Hi there

I spoke to my Consultant about this in my initial appointment as I have had an attack in the past of gallstone being stuck in a bile duct – ouch!!

Anyway, there is an increased risk of gallstones with quick wright loss which obviously happens after WLS. I asked about having it removed at the same tine as my bypass and although they used to do this when the surgery was open, now it’s done key hole, gall bladder removal at the same time is not possible.

My view is it may happen that I get attacks with my gall bladder following my bypass a couple of weeks ago but at least if I do need it removed in say 6 months at least I’ll be lighter and healthier and less of a surgery risk than if I had stayed heavy and needed something done under anaesthetic. Other risk factors for fall stones include fatty diets so it could easily happen without WLS.

Just my view but always best to discuss with your consultant

Sarah x

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