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When can I go back to work after gallbladder surgery

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 38 years experience
6 weeks: The usual recommendation is to wait 6 weeks from the time of the surgery before doing heavy lifting. This is to avoid the risk of a hernia in one of t... Read More
Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 years experience
The main complicatio: Is the development of a hernia, especially with lifting. It’s generally recommend to wait at least 6-8 weeks before returning to work which allows the... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
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
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines ho... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 24 years experience
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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Walk: And move around. Use heat on the back. Do not sit or lay around too much as muscle tightness ; spasms will set in.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Hmmmm: If you are healthy, after routine gallbladder surgery you should not need to take supplemental nutrition, just eat normally like you would well be fin... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Lots of reasons...: The biggest concern, given the location of your "referred pain" is for a bile leak. I don't know the circumstances that warranted your surgical approa... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Not typically: By six weeks out from surgery you should be continuing to improve and not developing new symptoms. Back pain in this area could be due to a variety of... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Unsusual: The surgical clips used in surgery are small metallic looking v-shaped devices. It would be rare for them to fall off into the wound. Suture matetial... Read More