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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long do patients generally stay in the hospital after gallstone operations?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Same-day surgery: Most people can go home the same day after their gallbladder surgery; once in a while, people may stay a day or two, especially if the operation is performed emergently.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Same day home: Most patients go home the same day as surgery. Pain is usually easily controlled with oral pain meds. Some older, sicker patients can spend the night. In the old days, people would come in the day before and go home in about 4-5 days!
Last updated Mar 12, 2014

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