What is the recovery period following gallbladder removal?

As short as 1 day. If there are no complications following surgery, many patients can be discharged and go home the same day as their surgery.
Variable. Open was standard for decades and safe but with some morbidity from bigger incision. Now with laparoscope, less trauma to tissues and speedy recovery. But be observant for pain, fever, bowel movements, worsening symptoms, or jaundice. There are still potential complications that can need attention! follow the surgeons instructions!