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How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: 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....

In brief: 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....
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