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What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

1-2 wks: Most patients can resume their work and usual activities in 1-2 wks following uncomplicated laparoscopic gall bladder removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

Elective?Emergency?: Surgery for diverticulitis may be performed emergently (to treat an active episode) or electively (to prevent future episodes). In the former situation, one may be quite ill and the operation is usually "open" with a colostomy, all leading to a prolonged convalescence. When elective, this is usually laparoscopic and w/o a stoma; people are home in 2-3 days and back to work in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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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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What is the recovery time following laparoscopic appendectomy?

What is the recovery time following laparoscopic appendectomy?

2-3days: It is dependent on the amount of inflammation at time of surgery; also on the person and what you call recovery. I have had patients who have gone back to work within 3 days and some not for 3 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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Considering gall bladder removal- what is the recovery time for scope?

Considering gall bladder removal- what is the recovery time for scope?

Very Short: Most patients are discharged home the same day after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and are ready to return to work in about a week. Consult with your surgeon regarding activity and return to work. Latter will depend upon how physically demanding the work. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a Varicocele laposcopic surgery?

What is the recovery time for a Varicocele laposcopic surgery?

A week or less: Here's a link. They suggest limiting sexual activity for 5 days and swelling could take a bit longer, but not much. If there are any problems, contact your provider ASAP. http://urology.osu.edu/19778.cfm Best! ...Read more

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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 after bladder sling surgery?

What is the recovery time after bladder sling surgery?

Short recovery: Most patients can have this done as outpatient surgery, and do not need an indwelling catheter afterwards. Pain and bleeding is generally resolved within two weeks, and most patients can be back to work within one to two weeks; and resume sexual activity after 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery for lapendectomy back surgery?

What is the recovery for lapendectomy back surgery?

"Laminectomy?": Most of my patients have recovered from a simple laminectomy by about 6 weeks. A fusion typically doubles this time. ...Read more

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Is hernia surgery an out patient surgery . What is the recovery time?

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Is hernia surgery an out patient  surgery . What is the recovery time?

Hernia surgery : Hernia surgeries are commonly performed as outpatient procedures. They may be performed in an open or laparoscopic fashion. Some details could determine whether or not it is inpatient such as complicating medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea. Also, size and location of the hernia and age of the patient. The recovery times varies, but if outpatient, would expect 3 wks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

3-4 months: Recovery is dependent on the extent of cartilage damage at the time of surgery. I start my patients they day after surgery with gentle motion with a therapist. This starts passive and then moves to active. Your surgeon should provide you a protocol. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for plica excision surgery?

What is the recovery time for plica excision surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period following gallbladder removal?

What is the recovery period following gallbladder removal?

As short as 1 day.: If there are no complications following surgery, many patients can be discharged and go home the same day as their surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after refractive surgery?

What is the recovery time after refractive surgery?

1-2 weeks: With lasik, the most commonly performed refractive surgery, the vision is better even after one day. However it takes a week or two to heal. ...Read more

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When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

Probably yes: Almost all of the gas in the abdomen disappears within 24 hours of the surgery. If your abdomen remains tight and distended (enlarged) I might wait a few days until it resumes a more normal size. A week out from surgery there will not be a problem. Only concern is that you might be flying somewhere remote where there isn't adequate medical care if a problem develops. ...Read more

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What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more

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Are patients always intubated during every surgery? Like for example a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery? Or is it only complex surgeries that are long?

Are patients always intubated during every surgery? Like for example a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery? Or is it only complex surgeries that are long?

No: Many smaller procedures can be done without intubation. Simple procedures may not even require general anesthesia. It depends on the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the procedure, the patient, the support staff, and the facility. Lots of factors... and almost none that a patient has to worry about. The professionals will figure it out, but if a patient has a strong preference, she can tell her Dr. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery done on march 26 today is april 5 i still have a drainage tube in and it still fills to 30 cc of blood a day y?

I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery done on march 26 today is april 5 i still have a drainage tube in and it still fills to 30 cc of blood a day y?

Can't tell without: Knowing more details about your surgery. What does your surgeon say? 30 cc of blood is not a lot, so don't worry about bleeding excessively. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on 5/2/16.Still experiencing pain in R. side,R.back under shoulder blade,lower R.abdomen too. What would cause this?

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on 5/2/16.Still experiencing pain in R. side,R.back under shoulder blade,lower R.abdomen too. What would cause this?

Be checked soon...: What you have experienced in pain would have no easy way out, but a systemic approach would help as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Besides, peruse and understand other related articles in What to Do at Feeling Sick? and those in Basics of Self-Care; that will help. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery Tuesday and I have had right shoulder pain since Tuesday and still today. I've have tried ice packs, pain meds,?

I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery Tuesday and I have had right shoulder pain since Tuesday and still today. I've have tried ice packs, pain meds,?

Referred pain.: Talk to the surgeon who performed the surgery with your questions, or use HealthTap prime as the question's complex. Often shoulder blade pain is referred pain from the diaphragm. There could be a complication of surgery, or the original condition (afffecting gallbladder) could have come back. (Gallstones can occur in the ducts left over, or in the pancreas). Hopefully you'll get answers soon. GL. ...Read more

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Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery,currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital,my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery,currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital,my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

One good thing: about laparoscopic GB removal , besides less pain rely ambulation and return to work. Traditional surgery with large scar takes takes 6 wks to go back to regular work but you can in half the time or even less if you feel like going back to work ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 9 days ago. I've had red itching around the steri-strips sites comma and now my torso has a ras?

I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 9 days ago. I've had red itching around the steri-strips sites comma and now my torso has a ras?

Here are some...: Slight redness without induration/swelling may be expected, and may be just watched and see. For rashes on the torso, check if you have used any new drugs which may induce allergic reaction. However, it is a good medical practice to check these with your doctor since s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online. ...Read more

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I have had a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 25 days ago? I sometimes have a very sharp pain in my stomach 4-5 hours after breakfast. Is it normal?

I have had a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 25 days ago?  I sometimes have a very sharp pain in my stomach 4-5 hours after breakfast. Is it normal?

Maybe: Less than a month from surgery. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods for a while. Eat smaller amounts of food at a time. May have various discomforts for 4-8 weeks that generally resolve. See tour surgeon if persists. ...Read more

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Morning, I had laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday ( Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?

Morning,  I had  laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday ( Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?

Quite common: When your gallbladder is gone its function for STORAGE of bile which continues to be made by your LIVER is also gone and until the bile system ofr ducts enlarge to take over the storage function ( 3-6 months usually) the bile goes directly in your stomach and this may be a IRRITANT!!! Ask your PCP for a diet and some medication which will help this situation! Hope this helps explain it! Dr Z ...Read more

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Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

1-2 wks: Most patients can resume their work and usual activities in 1-2 wks following uncomplicated laparoscopic gall bladder removal. ...Read more

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What is involved in gallbladder surgery and recovery?

What is involved in gallbladder surgery and recovery?

Laparoscopic: Gallbladder surgery. It is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia, while one is asleep. One to four small incisions are used for the surgical instruments. Carbon dioxide gas is used and a camera inserted to see. The gallbladder is removed, then you wake up and go to the recovery room. Usually little discomfort ; usually back to normal activities in 2 weeks or less. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery just over a week ago and shortly after coming home during recovery I have developed a constant itch and some red spots on my?

I had gallbladder surgery just over a week ago and shortly after coming home during recovery I have developed a constant itch and some red spots on my?

It is likely that: you have an allergic reaction or sensitivity to a medication you have been given or to the cleansing solution utilized at the time of your surgery. You could try some OTC benadryl or other antihistamine medication to see if it improves. Contacting your surgeon would also be appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more