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What is the recovery time for gall bladder surgery?

What is the recovery time for gall bladder surgery?

Few weeks: Presuming you are referring to a laparascopicly extracted gall bladder, you should be able to do most things within a couple of weeks. If it is an open gall bladder, it can be much longer. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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What is the recovery time on gall bladder surgery?

What is the recovery time on gall bladder surgery?

Depends: With a laparoscopic approach, many surgeons will do the procedure as an outpatient or just an overnight stay. In complicated cases or an open procedure, that changes according to the situation. After a straightforward case, i usually tell people to take 3-4 days off and no strenuous activity for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for gall bladder scope surgery?

What is the recovery time for gall bladder scope surgery?

Days-to-Weeks: Most people are able to go home the same day as the surgery; will require narcotic pain medication for 1-2 days; may return to light duties in 5-7 days, exercise in 1-2 weeks, and full recovery in 2-3 weeks. Of course, every one is different--"results may vary"--like they say on tv. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago, i want to know what the recovery is before i can play racquet ball. How long before a person can play a vigorous active, such as, raquet ball after having your gall bladder removed.

While : While the general rule of thumb is 6 weeks, it can be shorter if it was done laparoscopically, if you are in otherwise good health and was relatively active before - it so, even as short as 2 weeks is possible. However if you are on other medications, such as corticosteroids, that may interfere with wound healing, it may take longer. In addition, if there is any redness or drainage from the wound, if you have other medical problems, such as diabetes, you have kidney or liver disease, history of poor healing, then you will also need longer period of time. As with any recovery after surgery, you need to resume activity in a graded manner, starting off lightly and increasing as you tolerate. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to hear back from meps when they need to review one gall bladder surgery?

How much time does it take to hear back from meps when they need to review one gall bladder surgery?

MEPS: "Cholecystectomy is not disqualifying if performed > 6 mo's prior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic. Fiberoptic procedure to correct sphincter dysfunction or cholelithiasis if performed > 6 mo'sprior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic may not be disqualifying." It could take a while if waiver is required. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/abdominal.h ...Read more

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I'm concerned about an unessary gall bladder surgery. any suggestions about altenatives to surgery ?

I'm concerned about an unessary gall bladder surgery. any suggestions about altenatives to surgery ?

It depends: If you have had symptoms from your gallstones, you may want to think about having your gallbladder removed. Having a gallstone is not necessarily a reason to remove it. I am not aware of many effective nonoperative therapies for stones. It sounds like you have had some symptoms because of them. I would think about talking to your surgeon about why the operation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have drainages after complicated gall bladder surgery, been two weeks, I m hurting upper right, middle &back. Is this because of drainages?

I have drainages after complicated gall bladder surgery, been two weeks, I m hurting upper right, middle &back. Is this because of drainages?

See your surgeon: Its hard to give you a precise answer without knowing the details of your surgery, however 2 weeks is longer than usual to have drains in after gallbladder surgery unless you have a bile leak of some sort. The leakage of bile into your abdomen could also be contributing to your pain. It is important that you notify your surgeon and follow up with him/her for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

Around 2 weeks: If done laparoscopically most patients can return to normal activity in 2 weeks or less, with exception of heavy lifting. Open cholecystectomy might take longer. ...Read more

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What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read more

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I had open gall bladder surgery how long will it take to be fully healed?

1 month: I usually tell my patients to avoid heavy lifting or activity for one month. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Bladder Surgery (Definition)

Surgery on the bladder can be performed using open, larparoscopic, or endoscopic approaches. Indications for bladder surgery include bladder tumors, which are removed by transurethral resection. Invasive tumors require bladder removal, or radical cystectomy. Structural problems, diverticuli, neurogenic or poorly compliant bladder, and bladder stones are ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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