I had my gall bladder removed by keyhole surgery, 9 years ago and I feel everyone is different after. The doctor said there would be no difference he WAS WRONG IN MY CASE. I have to avoid fatty and spicy foods and anything acidic, such as lemons tomatoes and sadly champagne. If I dont I have the most cronic acid reflux and this can go on for hours, it can be so bad as to lead to a headache, god it hurts. Thats the downside, the upside is less intake of stuff thats bad for you, I am sure that I am fitter and have a lower cholosteral level as I am forced to make more sensible choices because if I dont I will be punished with the pain of the acid. Best Wishes Andrew