How long does the gallbladder removal surgery take?

Depends. A simple gall bladder surgery done via laparoscopy does not take long - averages 30 minutes in my hospital. However, that only accounts for the surgeon's time. I'll caution you that the time spent in surgery does not correlate to quality and it's more important for you to know about your surgeon's complication rate rather than his/her speed.

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Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

How long ago. Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. Read more...

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. Read more...

Normally how long after open abdominal surgery for gallbladder removal before yoga and light cardio workouts can resume without causing more pain?

Consult your surgeon. I recommend that you consult your surgeon about the risk and befits of the surgery as well as what to expect for outcome and recovery. Wishing you the best. Read more...
6 weeks. Open abdominal surgery involves cutting through layers of muscle tissue. This can take 6 weeks to heal, sometimes more if patients are older or diabetic. I recommend avoiding abdominal crunches or other abdominal toning exercises for 6 weeks. You can usually restart mild aerobic exercise in 2-3 weeks. Remember, "no pain, no gain" does not apply after surgery. If it hurts, back off for a week. Read more...

I am 4 days post gallbladder removal surgery & very nauseous today, is this normal? If so how long should this last? My incisions look great/no fever

You might be. reacting to pain meds or anesthetic agents. If you don't have fever or pain, it should pass within several hours. Ask your surgeon to prescribe nausea medicine if it persists. Read more...

Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil (ibuprofen) as well?

It should be okay. It's best to check with your surgeon, but Advil (ibuprofen) should be fine and can help with pain without making you dizzy. It also will not cause constipation like hydrocodone. You can start with 2 pills every 6-8 hours and see if it helps. If you need to, you can take 3 pills every 8 hours. Make sure to take Advil (ibuprofen) with food. Read more...

What are the pros and cons of gallbladder removal surgery?

Depends on why. The reason to remove the gallbladder is most often biliary colic, due to gallstones, causing pain and nausea. Untreated, this will not resolve and is also associated with other risks, such as pancreatitis. On the down side, while many patients have no or resolved GI symptoms after cholecystectomy, some patients may note changes in bowel habits with more frequent stools and irritation. Read more...

Going in for first time surgery. Any advice on gallbladder removal?

Talk to your... Surgeon. Review your concerns. Generally a short outpatient surgical procedure with 1-4 small incisions. Usually mild discomfort for a few days. No heavy exercise for a few weeks after surgery. Can eat soon after surgery starting with small light foods. Generally a very safe surgery. Read more...