A 46-year-old member asked:
How come children have to stay over night for laparoscopic gall bladder removal?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 32 years experience
Observe: Safety. Your surgeon is taking every precaution to have a safe surgery.
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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 answer • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2014
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