Diet After Cholecystectomy

Curr Med Chem. 2019;26(19):3662-3665. doi: 10.2174/0929867324666170518100053.


Patients with gallstones are often affected by alimentary disorders contributing to the onset of gallstones disease. Cholecystectomy can have nutritional and metabolic consequences in the short-term (diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating) and in the long-term (increased Body Mass Index with metabolic syndrome, gastritis, liposoluble vitamin deficiency). Pathogenic mechanisms behind these disturbances are reviewed and the need for an early post-operative nutritional intervention based on low-lipid, high-fibers diet, is highlighted.

Keywords: Post-cholecystectomy syndrome; biliary acids; cholecystitis; diarrhea; gallstones disease; hypo-lipid diet..

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cholecystectomy / rehabilitation*
  • Diet*
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans