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when can I go back to work after gallbladder surgery

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

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Hernia: Hernia is the only issue to worry about.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
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
36 years experience Wound care
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
1-2 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation, bleeding was, laparoscopic or not?, Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
51 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not the operation: It should not be due to the recent surgery. Look for other causes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
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 Phan answered
22 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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