How long does laparoscopic cholecystectomy take?

Depends. Usually an hour or less unless the operation is being performed under difficult circumstances such as for severe infections or multiple prior abdominal surgical procedures.

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How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Usually not long. 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...

How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

Anesthesia is not . Anesthesia is not the issue. You should wait several weeks to make sure there is no infection. Read more...
Not long if elective. If your gallbladder was removed on an elective basis you should be ready for surgery once you prove you are feeling better and can eat and drink. Read more...
See below. This is a discussion best saved for your cholecystectomy surgeon. The anesthetic risk will be minimal even if you have the two procedure close together. The concern will be with your surgical site from the abdominal surgery. Read more...

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy done two days ago. Slowly make it around the house but mostly rest/sleep still. How long and when do I wear ted hose?

Ted hoses. Ted hoses are not routinely recommended after a uncomplicated cholecystectomy in otherwise healthy individuals not at risk for vein clotting. If you get to move around the house, that's protective of not developing clots. I am not sure about the level of your mobility. But when you sleep, it is not that you are completely immobile like you were during surgery. We don't wear hoses during sleep! Read more...
Don't wear... Unless you are moving ted hose increase your risks of clots. Remove them when you are at rest. Feeling tired is common for 7-10 days. You gradually regain stamina after that. Read more...

What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Gallbladder removal. Cholecystectomy means removal of the gallbladder. It can be done either open (the way we've done it for over a hundred years with a long incision under the rib cage), or laparoscopically (through small incisions using different instruments to get the job done). We generally do it laparoscopically if possible, and reserve the open approach for when we it's not safe to do via the scope. Read more...

How much is laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Medical pricing. Price is variable, depends on your insurance coverage. Check with your company, or policy. Deductables, co-pays, 80/20 coverage will impact the price you are responsible for. If you don't have insurance, ask for the price your facility receives from their most frequent insurance payor. This is a contracted price and your cash payment/price should be similar or lower. Read more...

What happens in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

See below. 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. Read more...

What the heck is clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

A gimmick. There are many ways to do a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Instead of using metal clips to divide the duct going into the gallbladder, you can divide the cystic duct and then tie it with a suture or with an energy source. No real advantage over using clips (and the energy source may be more expensive and less reliable! Read more...