Gastric sleeve and gallbladder removal together

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Hi guys, just after some advise or personal stories.

I'm fortunate enough to have started bariatric surgery under the NHS, I spoke to my surgeon this week who wants to remove my gallbladder at the same time as I already have gallstones from previous fast weight loss, he's told me sleeve without removing the gallbladder would be bad as I'd suffer alot worse than I already have.

Anyone else had both done at once?

A lady who I live near had to have 2 separate surgeries at the same place I'm going to have it done.

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    I have heard of people having their gallbladder removed at the same time as having their wgt loss surgery _ I am sure the surgeon will do whatever he/she considers best for you personally as no 2 people are the same with their health conditions - you could join a forum dedicated to wgt loss surgery where you might be able to talk to a broader cross section of people who have undergone what you describe - there are lots of forums and support groups online where you could possibly glean further info - one such place would be WLSinfo or there might be something on facebook though with FB it is more public and maybe you do not  want everyone to know your personal business if  you know what I mean
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    Both of these conditions are related to

    What you eat.

    I have had gallstones, and I went to emergency many a nights to have a morphine shot

    Most times the gallbladder attacks were from eating

    Too much fat at once or very spicy foods

    I have recently cut wheat from my diet completely

    And have not had a gallbladder attack since

    And feel much healthier

    I did not have gallbladder surgery.

    It really depends if you eat really healthy

    I don't think you would even need a

    Gallbladder surgery and you might

    Lose weight too and not need

    The bariatric surgery

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    you might be better on a wgt loss surgery forum where there will be people who will understand better the complex situation regarding bariatric surgery and gall bladder removal surgery rather than just gall stone trouble on it's own which is a different matter - I am  sure the surgeon and bariatric team will do what is best for you and your particular health status - good luck

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      I know about both conditions

      The surgery is her choice

      I was just trying to help her

      Not have to do both surgeries at once

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      having both surgeries at the same time could well be the easier option - for example it would only involve one lot of anaesthetic - but like I said above - I am sure the bariatric team will take everything into consideration and do what is best for the individual concerned
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