A 34-year-old member asked:
How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfneranswered
Surgery 41 years experience
Gradually: These small scars usually slowly become lighter in color and softer over 3-6 months. Can also try some of the drug store medications for scars like "mederma" or "neosporin scar" for example.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Welleanswered
Bariatrics 18 years experience
About a week: If done minimally invasively you should expect to be back to work in about a week on average. I have had patients go back to work a early as 2 days after surgery. If done open, big incision, expect to be laid up for much longer.
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A female asked:
How long off work after gall bladder surgery?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledgeanswered
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Open or laparascopic: After a laparoscopic gall bladder removal, returning to work can happen in just a few days if all goes well. Open surgery (cholecystectomy) takes much longer to recover from. This assumes an elective operation with no infection before or after the procedure!
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Last updated May 18, 2013
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