Gallbladder removal

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How long after gallbladder pre op did people wait before getting an operation date?

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    hi, i waited 24 weeks- past the 18 week deadline as the hospital cancelled the OP twice on me. I had a telephone pre-op update call to check all details correct abd then just had to have bloodtests a few days prior to op. It seems here in the Uk this op falls under General Surgery and emergencies/ bed numbers cone into play. GOOD LUCK! Ps i went to the Patient liason office in the end to get support and get the op rescheduled !

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    I had to wait two weeks from consult to surgery. I was not getting bad attacks, though, just some pain and bloating. I was on a no fat diet to prevent attacks and it kept things at bay till the surgery.

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    hi there from seeing consultant he said 10 weeks i had to wait 17 weeks and i was in terrible pain every day too ! so waited 17 weeks after i had my pre op which i was absolutely disgusted with in the end i took a cancellation now 4 weeks post op i live in NOTTINGHAM so may be different in an another area . Also now waiting list are longer was on tv tonite . hope you hear soon . good luck .

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    I was told a UK pre-op is valid for 3 months and your date can be within that period. I waited 6 weeks after being offered a cancellation for the next day after 4 weeks which I was unable to take.

    Good luck.

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    i was so lucky! my pre op assesment was 11th June and i had my surgery 1st July. I was asked if i was prepared to go on standby and i agreed.

    I did call my surgeons secretary a few times to chat about cancellations, I was very lucky.

    Good luck

    lisa

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