How long do you have to stay in the hospital after having laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Few hours. Uncomplicated lap chole requires no hospitalization.
You don't. The majority of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is performed on an outpatient basis - meaning you go home on the day of surgery and do not need to stay overnight. Some people may require an overnight stay depending on the surgery and how healthy they are.

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after laparoscopic gallbladder removal? It's been 12 days since surgery, thanks.

Ask your surgeon. Although I'd be tempted to guess you're getting close, the answer mostly depends on the details of your particular surgery. You really need to check with your surgeon to be sure. Enjoy.

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - is it a lot better than the old way?

Yes. Unquestionably. Occasionally it cannot be done that way however, depending on the situation.
In general YES. In general yes. Based on years of surgical information, the standard of care is minimally invasive/laparoscopic approach for gallbladder removal. As in all surgical treatment, the best surgical approach/technique (open vs minimally invasive) must be considered carefully.

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Depends. Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one through your belly button if your surgeon is familiar with the approach.
Usually 4. There are usually 4 scars for a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. One, hidden in the belly-button, and three other ones - one below your breast bone and 2 under your ribs on the right.

Is it true that obese people cannot have a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

NO. I concur with dr tsai. Weight in and of itself is generally not contraindication to minimally invasive approaches to surgery. Patients with extremes of weight may be at increased risk of wound complications from open/larger incision approaches. The choice of surgical approach is one that should be based on complete review of risk factors and determination of safest and best risk/benefit ratio.

What medications do doctors prescribe after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Narcotic. Usually norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin, or percocet.
Usually 1 or 2. Almost all patients are prescribed a narcotic medication for pain relief - a stool softener may be given as well as pain medication can be constipating.

Dad had laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Is there any chance the staples they use come loose at some point in his life?

Surgical clips loose. Dad had laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Is there any chance the staples they use come loose at some point in his life? ANS: Yes but very unlikely to cause problem. But best person to ask is the Dr who did the surgery. So discuss with that Dr. Who knows the long term Hx of staples coming loose after surgery using the exact kind of staples they used.

Had laparoscopic gallbladder removal 3weeks ago had a swim lastnight later I noticed the top scar stict coming out of my body abit, should I worry?

Call surgeon. Likely the tail, of the stitch turning up and likely absorbable, and no harm, but your surgeon will know and tell you to come to office if he had concerns.

What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Often not much. Although there is always pain after any surgical procedure, patients often go home the same day after laproscopic gall bladder removal with oral pain medication. Many patients proclaim that they didn't realize how bad they felt with their sick gall bladder until they were better!
Incisional pain. Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region (this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon.