Recovery time for a lap chole?

5-7days. These are usually uncomplicated and done in an outpatient surgical center. Typically you can have pain for 5-7 days, and then it usually is significantly resolved, or at least very tolerable. Do remember however that you have had abdominal surgery, and avoid heavy activity/lifting for 4-6 weeks. No contact sports either for that time, you need to heal internally still, even if the bandaids are off.
See below. Laparoscopic surgery is usually an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Can go home same day of the surgery. Most people take a few days off work & go back to light work in a week or less. No heavy lifting or heavy work for a few weeks. Ask your surgeon for their specific instructions.