It is estimated over 600,000 gallbladders are removed in the United States yearly through cholecystectomy surgery. Most patients do well after their gallbladders are removed and have few complications or issues. However, 10-15% of the population develop problems after cholecystectomy; which is known as postcholecystectomy syndrome. This book was written by a patient with postcholecystectomy syndrome and offers resources and solutions most doctors do not offer their patients. She also shares her own experience with obtaining a diagnosis and finding treatments that brought symptom relief.
If you are experiencing symptoms following your cholecystectomy, mysterious or diagnosed, you will find this book helpful as it describes possible causes, how to seek a diagnosis, natural treatments, medications, procedures, and ways to access support and become an empowered patient. You will find out about the most common conditions associated with postcholecystectomy syndrome, and the most elusive. If your doctor is scratching his or her head wondering what to do with you, you are not alone. Let this book be your guide to wellness and relief.