Gallbladder is sack located in your abdomen on the left side of your stomach behind the liver. Function of the gall bladder is to holds and release product of the liver, which is concentrated digestive fluid called bile. Bile is passed on through bile duct, digesting the food in process by breaking down fats and other ingredients into the small particles, inside your intestines.
When gall bladder surgery called cholecystectomy is recommended, you should not be in a hurry. Side effects of life without gall bladder, like diarrhea and nausea, sometimes surpass the problems with the original problems gallbladder that you had. Your body will eventually adjust to a new state, but there is also an increased chance for high blood cholesterol and bowel cancer.
Sometimes, if it is ruptured or diseased, gallbladder removal surgery is medical necessity. But if it is only gallstones or cholelithiasis, there are many other possibilities of treatments besides surgery, like medicaments, herbs and homeopathic remedies.
Effectiveness of gallbladder surgery is somehow questionable. Although you should not have a problems with initial symptoms once after removing your gallbladder, gallstones and similar gallbladder disorders and problems may be just the consequence of some other disorder in your body, and not the main cause.
Keeping all this in mind, it is an imperative for you and your doctor to thoroughly search your body, in order to find some other possible disorders of gallbladder beside gallstones that may be also responsible for your problems. Ultrasound is pretty non evasive and accurate method of diagnose the other possibilities. All this pre surgery factors are important for you, in order to make the right decision about gall bladder surgery.
If you make the decision to remove the gallbladder, there are some post operative changes that you must undertake. One of those changes is an adapted diet. This new diet after gallbladder removal that your doctor will recommend you is based on understanding of god and bad fats in food, and it is adapted to your new state of your digestive tract.
There are several possible complications and side effects after gallbladder surgery. Possible damage of common bile duct with laparoscopic surgery is just one of them. Other most common post surgical problems and side effects may be gas, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and Postcholecystectomy syndrome (which have all of the above mentioned problems plus indigestion and constant pain in the upper right abdomen).
If those problems sound familiar to you, it is because you probably went to surgery to remove them in the first place, because they are gallbladder attack symptoms. That is why it is so important to firstly try to fix what you can before you decide to remove your gallbladder.