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Dr. Ralph Layman
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How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

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.... ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


Dr. Boris Aronzon
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How long does it take for your liver to stop bleeding after it got cut during gallbladder surgery?

Immediately: Surgeon will control the bleeding during surgery. In unlikely event of rebleed the patient will require another surgery. Go for 2 nd opinion if you have drain and you are concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery ?

I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery ?

Depends: The availability of the surgeon, the hospital OR availability and if any complicating factors must be address first. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery.It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream. Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself.But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected,then it has to be drained and treated appropriately.Discuss with Surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on...: what is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to medication, inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results (if endoscopy performed).Relative to timing, best take before breakfast for optimal benefit. If doc agrees could assess symptoms off drug. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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I had gallbladder surgery last friday how long before i can remove my bandages?

Any time : I usually don't put bandages on at all, only sticky "steri-strips". As long as the wounds are closed and dry, it should be ok to remove the bandages. Having said that, call your surgeon to be sure. Get well soon! ...Read more

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

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

Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines how long you need to be away from it. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Usually: Some gallbladder surgery is done for less than clear indications - as a last resort to fixing pains that can't be explained. These kinds of cases have about 15-20% risk that they will not "cure" the problem - even if perfect surgery is performed for you! if you don't fit that category, pain usually subsides and resolves within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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How long until my son goes back to normal after a gallbladder surgery?

How long until my son goes back to normal after a gallbladder surgery?

Unknown: Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently. Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more. Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. ...Read more

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