Our gallbladder is responsible for storing the excess unused bile produced by the liver in concentrated form. When this concentrated form of bile is not periodically drained out from the gallbladder, it can solidify and form stones. Severe abdominal pain is the most common sign that people experience in the presence of gallstones. In such situations, gallbladder removal surgery or cholecystectomy is the only remedy.
Bile aids in the digestion of fatty foods. Once the gallbladder is removed, the unused bile won’t be stored in it, rather it will continuously drip into the digestive system. Your digestive system will continue to function normally without a gallbladder. Although the gallbladder removal surgery might affect your weight during the initial months after the surgery, with certain lifestyle changes and diet, you can easily lose or maintain your weight in the long run.