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gallbladder removed
coldwater - 7/10/2009 1:36 PM
Category: Health & Safety
Replies: 10

Hi everyone.

 Just have a question about diving after surgery. Had my gallbladder out would like to know if there are any restrictions and/or problems that anyone has experienced ?
seawolfdiving - 7/10/2009 3:22 PM

I’m not a doctor... "But I play one on TV..." and "I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night..." LOL...

No... But seriously, it’s a good question. Have you asked this question of your doctor?

Another place that might be able to answer your medical questions involving diving is Divers Alert Network. You can find them at:

These folks have been very helpful to me in the past.

Good luck


Safe Diving

Ron sends



coldwater - 7/11/2009 7:31 AM
Thanks for the link and info. i well ask my doc. It is one of the many questions I have for him. also it is at the top of my list.
dalehall - 7/11/2009 10:55 AM

I second the "Contact DAN" answer. I had neck surgery back in April and they were very helpful and informative about my condition and recovery. They also have access to a list of "Dive Doctors" that may be in your area. If you can get the name of a local Dive Doc, you can see and discuss with them face-to-face.
scubaclay - 7/11/2009 11:49 AM

As an instructor, I also advise calling DAN. They are the best source of information on diving and dive health.

Scuba2 - 7/12/2009 7:03 PM
I had my gallbladder out in 2007 and haven’t had any problems with diving. But, ask your doctor just to make sure!
coldwater - 7/15/2009 2:55 PM
Thanks to all I contacted Dan and they gave me some good answers from their med. department I am not even a member I was so surprised .
scubachick76 - 7/16/2009 10:51 PM
Hey, Had my Gallbladder removed in 2004. I personally have had no problems diving. Of course as most have said check with your doctor or DAN. But there should be no problems. It’s all about how you feel.
coldwater - 7/19/2009 1:18 PM
Thanks for info appreciate info. after recovery I plane to get Advanced cert.
Fyamon - 7/19/2009 5:51 PM

Had mine out two years ago. My Doc said no problem diving, and I dive over 300 dives a year - have fun !
coldwater - 7/20/2009 1:52 PM
Thanks for the encouragement