How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long. Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less.
Procedure/recovery. For a healthy patient with uncomplicated biliary disease, the laprascopic procedure can take 30 to 90 minutes, home the same day, 4 to 6 hours in the facility, and 5 to 10 days of recovery. Of course, your surgery consult will detail all these questions as well as the risk/benefit analysis.

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I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery?

Depends , where. In USA for elective surgery pre OP anesthesia evaluation for surgery is done same day to up to a wk before surgery as lab data is available , Pre OP medical clearance with in a month. In USA Patient has the choice and you pay for it ( dearly ) In UK you have to go by the book speak to your doctor when is going to be your turn in the big line ( remember you don't pay anything from pocket ) Read more...
Depends. The availability of the surgeon, the hospital OR availability and if any complicating factors must be address first. Read more...

How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on... what is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to medication, inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results (if endoscopy performed).Relative to timing, best take before breakfast for optimal benefit. If doc agrees could assess symptoms off drug. Read more...

How long until my son goes back to normal after a gallbladder surgery?

Unknown. 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...