Open Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones
The possible complications of open gallbladder surgery include:
- Injury to the common bile duct.
- Excessive bleeding.
- Infection of the surgical wound.
- Injuries to the liver, intestines, or major abdominal blood vessels.
- Blood clots or Reference pneumonia Opens New Window related to the longer recovery period after open surgery.
- Reference Risks of general anesthesia.
After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, or diarrhea (Reference postcholecystectomy syndrome).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 15, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology