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A 46-year-old member asked:

When can i do push ups and sit ups after a laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder removal)?

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Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Depends on surgeon: I tell my patients that I don't want them increasing the intra-abdominal pressure significantly for 6 wks postop to reduce the risk of getting a hernia at an incision. Push ups and sit ups do that, as does running and lifting more than 20 lbs. Some patients listen, some don't. It's a personal choice.

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Last updated Nov 13, 2020

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