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A 46-year-old member asked:

How come children have to stay over night for laparoscopic gall bladder removal?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Observe: Safety. Your surgeon is taking every precaution to have a safe surgery.
Dr. Tamara Lyday
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Safety: The doctor wants to make sure your child is able to tolerate fluids as children can not tolerate dehydration as well as adults can.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Why do children have to stay over night in the hospital for laparoscopic gall bladder removal?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Surgeon's Preference: I do not routinely admit patients after this operation unless it was done on an emergent basis, the operation was more complicated than expected, or the patient required closer supervision. However, this practice does vary from surgeon-to-surgeon.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Depending on the age of the patient and the amount of pain meds, sedation used some doctors may want to watch a younger patient over night to make sure they are not over sedated. In reality, younger patients tend NOT to have gallbladder surgery.
Apr 5, 2013

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