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how long will I be off work after gallbladder surgery

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Follow the advise of your surgeon.

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Depends: It depends on what type of surgery was done and how bad your gallbladder disease was. And it also depends on you. For gallbladder removed laparoscop ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently. Some of my patients are back to normal w ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Off of what? Work? Usually can return to light work in about a week but need about 6 weeks before doing full heavy work & exercises. Ask your surgeon ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
At least 3-4 weeks: Laparoscopic surgery leave few very small incisions that do not need too much time to heal the larger one is the one is used to remove the gallbladde ... Read More
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Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of work you do. If you have a desk job, could return to work in about 1-2 weeks as long as pain is under control. If you have ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: On what your work requirements are & your surgeon's instructions. Usually, in general, people can return to light work in a week or less and full heav ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on job: One can return to jobs with low physical activty as soon as a few weeks after discectomy. High intensity physical labor can require 3-4 months or mor ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
1-2weeks: The recovery from a laparoscopic appendectomy often has more to do with how sick you were from the appendicitis and your baseline health rather than t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually a few days: It depends on you, what kind of work you do and your surgeon's person preferences. I would talk to a board certified plastic surgeon to get a specifi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
7-10 days: In general, i advise my patients to take 7-10 days before returning to work. Most people can control their pain without narcotic medication after 1-2 ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Smook
47 years experience Periodontics
Usually : Usually when gingivectomy is carried out a dressing is placed over the area-- you do not brush or eat in the area for one week. Gingivectomy is a rat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
VARIES: Type of anesthesia, length of procedure, and patient body type all factor into your question. Heavy patients are slower to wake than skinny patients, ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: What you do at work. Activity level is different in different occupations. But general rule is about one week, give or take a few days. Ask your su ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Recovery : A chondroplasty is shaving of the bone. Patients should normally recover within 3 weeks. It all depends on the grade of your knee cartilage. Ask yo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends type/Sugery: This question better be asked by the surgeon doing the surger.First of all we do not know whether you have Medial Epicondylitis (Golf Elbow) or Latera ... Read More
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There is no one size fits all answer for this. It depends completely on the location of the aneurysm, the extent of the surgery, etc. Your surgeon wil ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your doctor: Your operating surgeon should be able to answer your questions. You should ask your doctor whatever your concerns are. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Mostly on how long and how much narcotic pain medication you use after surgery. It is not uncommon to be constipated and need a few days before bowels ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your Doctor: Fractures, particularly requring surgery have very specific to the patient time tables depending upon nutrition, general health and the specific injur ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Baskies
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Soon after surgery: Trigger finger surgery often involves an incision requiring one to weeks to heal following surgery. Avoiding lifting with the affected hand can help ... Read More
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