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A 46-year-old female asked:

how long does gallbladder surgery take?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Procedure/recovery: For a healthy patient with uncomplicated biliary disease, the laprascopic procedure can take 30 to 90 minutes, home the same day, 4 to 6 hours in the facility, and 5 to 10 days of recovery. Of course, your surgery consult will detail all these questions as well as the risk/benefit analysis.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How much time will I need to take off of work after my gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 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 days.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How soon after my gallbladder surgery will I be able to eat?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Same day.: When performed laparoscopically, most people are able to tolerate some foods the same day. It is not uncommon to have some nausea initially, but by 2-3 days after surgery, most people are back to their normal diet.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Who is most at risk of needing gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Women.: Gallstones are twice as likely to occur in women, especially those who are pregnant or of childbearing age. Overweight people, older adults, native americans and mexican americans are also at greater risk. The development of gallstones may run in families, but gallstones can be present in anyone who has a gallbladder.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How is the need for gallbladder surgery determined?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Multiple factors.: An evaluation is necessary which usually includes blood work, an abdominal ultrasound and assessments by a surgeon. Your surgeon will review relevant health history and medications as well as discuss pain control options.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on what type of surgery was done and how bad your gallbladder disease was. And it also depends on you. For gallbladder removed laparoscopically most people are out of the hospital in less than 24 hours and some can get back to work in a couple of days. Others may have more trouble dealing with pain after surgery and take longer to recover. If your gallbladder is very sick....

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