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What is the right diet after a gall bladder stone removal surgery?

My husband had a gall bladder stone removed very recently. Is there a proper diet that he should be following, after surgery?

10 Answers

If they just took out the stone and not the gall bladder... a low fat diet would be helpful and avoid large weight changes.
While your body adjusts, it's a good idea to avoid high-fat foods for a few weeks after your gallbladder removal.

High-fat foods include:

Fried foods, like french fries and potato chips
High-fat meats, such as bacon, bologna, sausage, ground beef, and ribs
High-fat dairy products, such as butter, cheese, ice cream, cream, whole milk, and sour cream
Foods made with lard or butter
Creamy soups or sauces
Meat gravies
Oils, especially palm and coconut oil
Skin of chicken or turkey
Certain high-fiber and gas-producing foods can also cause discomfort after gallbladder surgery, so you may want to introduce them slowly back into your diet.

These foods include:

Whole-grain breads and cereals
Brussels sprouts
You may benefit from including more soluble fiber in your diet, since it can help regulate bowel movements, according to the Mayo Clinic. Good sources of soluble fiber include oats and barley.
Low fat diet is helpful, avoid fatty foods, deep fried. Fruits and vegetables , white meat, fish and brown bread and brown pasta is good diet for all medical conditions.
There is no literature on this with which I am familiar. The cow is already out of the barn, so to speak. A low fat diet may have helped over the years, but now the gall bladder has been removed. There is no reservoir to precipitate stones. The type of stone is important as well. Cholesterol laden stones indicate a high fat diet. Bilirubinate stones may indicate another process. In any event, the gall bladder holds bile salts which help digest fatty food. You can still get a stone in the common bile duct. Therefore, cut down on saturated fat.
Avoid diets high in fat. Increase fiber in your diet using fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Avoid “crash” diets < 1,000 calories.
Generally after any surgery a clear liquid diet is the first diet e.g. clear broth, jello. Then advance to solid foods as tolerated but he should avoid high fat foods after gallbladder surgery since removal of the gallbladder will reduce the bile that helps with fat digestion. The liver still makes bile so eventually this might not be a problem although some patients have chronic problems after surgery.
Usually no special restrictions is required but in general reducing fat in the diet might be helpful
Your husband should use Digestive Enzymes,contains ox bole with every large meal.Best diet would be a Pescevegeterian Diet.Very little,if any fRed Meat or fried and fatty foods
In general he should avoid high fat foods as this can cause pain and bloating after gallbladder removal
Roy’s very good to know stone composition, but in any case, recommended low-fat diet and good fluid intake in general.