How long between HIDA scan and surgery?

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I'm having my HIDA scan in 4 days! Just wanted to know what was your wait time between getting a HIDA scan and surgery. I want my gallbladder out as soon as possible!

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    Two weeks , only waited that long because of the surgeon's schedule. I wanted my gallbladder out a sap because I was having a lot of pain and acid reflux.

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    Had mine February. Still waiting!!
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      I'm in UK. Told i would have it in May. I asked when to give me some idea but couldn't get an answer. Apparently there's a long waiting list on NHS over here. So who knows? I read on here some wait up to 7 months. To have it done privately costs £6000. Hope you hear soon.

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    US - wasn't terrible waiting - it worked out okay- made all my arrangements with work and got everything done at home.

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    I had a HIDA after my gallbladder was removed because afterward I had a bile leak and went septic. So for different reasons. I wasn't aware they did HIDAs before. I thought CTs. But I'm probably wrong.

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      M80731,

      A CT scan usually shows gallstones and my Ultrasound showed no gallstones. HIDA scans are usually done before surgery on those who are suspected of having gallbladder failure with no stones. It shows the flow through the liver and gallbladder and whether the gallbladder is contracting and working properly. For that reason it can also be used after to see leaks.

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    Hi, Amanda,  your doctor will need to review the results of the scan, meet with you and give you his recommendations.  Then, assuming you need surgery, you'll be referred to a surgeon, who will examine you and propose a date and time. How long you will need to wait will depend on that process.

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    Hi all, I was diagnosed October 2014 and am still waiting for my operation. The frustrating thing is that when I've gotten closer to getting the operation something else reared its head which lead me down another path of investigations - firstly for my heart (which I still am convinced isn't 100 percent), and more recently sleep apnea tests which were ordered by the anaesthetist. The results of that just came back yesterday which showed I had moderate to severe sleep apnea which she now wants treated before any operation can take place. Of course like the majority of yourselves the gallstone problems have not abated but rather have increased substantially to the point where it's rare to have what I would call a 'normal' day. I have not been able to work for about a year and a half and am now having to face applying for medical retirement or termination on medical grounds. I'm 53 years old and this has affected my life and indeed those around me terribly

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