I've only been reading this board for about a week but I noticed that many people mentioned having their gallbladders taken out. Does anyone know what is the reason? I'm guessing there's something as a result of having the sleeve that affects the gallbladder perhaps? I'm learning sooo much on this board as I research this procedure. Wednesday evening I'm attending an informational session about the different WLS' at a local hospital with a bariatric surgeon so I can't wait for that to get even more information.
Another common side effect of low calorie dieting is the body's creation of gall stones. Because of the limited calorie intake, there is a decrease in flow and increase of bile, often resulting in gall stones in the gallbladder. These are often too small to be painful, but could cause problems with continued low calorie dieting; thus, medically induced low calorie dieters are encouraged to drink a minimum of 5 liters of water a day.