Diet after Gallbladder Removal: What to Eat & What Not to Eat

The removal [1] of gallbladder via surgery is called Cholecystectomy. It is recommended when small stones called gallstones [2] form in the gall bladder, causing discomfort by blocking the cystic duct, and hindering the flow of bile. Cholecystectomy may come with post-surgery diet recommendations, to ease your body into the new way of digestion. Some foods may trigger gastrointestinal irritation immediately after surgery, but studies have shown that you can resume your normal diet after you’ve healed completely.

Here is a list of foods that are healthy to eat after Cholecystectomy:

Bananas

Banana is an easily digestible fruit which makes it ideal for including in a post-cholecystectomy diet. Banana’s nutritional benefits include fiber, potassium, vitamin and minerals [3]. It is soft and contains fluids which help to treat gastrointestinal problems like cramps, diarrhea and constipation. Unripe or semi-ripe bananas should be avoided because they have high amounts of starch, which makes digestion difficult and may cause stomach cramps.