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A 35-year-old member asked:

how long do you have to stay in the hospital after having laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Few hours: Uncomplicated lap chole requires no hospitalization.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
General Surgery 25 years experience
You don't : The majority of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is performed on an outpatient basis - meaning you go home on the day of surgery and do not need to stay overnight. Some people may require an overnight stay depending on the surgery and how healthy they are.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Do you have to stay overnight in the hospital when you have a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
No: It' s a outpatient procedure that rarely results in hospitalization.

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