Even though gallbladder surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on adults in America, possible side effects of the procedure do sometimes occur. It’s important for patients to understand the possible risks and side effects of the procedure before getting treatment.
These are some of the potential and common side effects of gallbladder surgery:
- Infection in the incision and surrounding tissue
- Injury caused to the organs, tissue or bile duct during surgery
- Injury caused to the intestines or blood vessels (laparoscopic procedure)
- Damage to the bile duct
- Leakage of bile
- Failure to complete procedure with minimally invasive technique and need to convert to open procedure
- Blood clot in legs
Surgeons at Florida Hospital take special precautions to avoid complications during gallbladder surgery. We take the time to talk to each patient about their options, the risks, side effects and potential outcome of every procedure. We help you make the most informed decision about your health care.
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