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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 57 years experience
Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 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 29-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 21 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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