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Recovery time for a lap chole?

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Dr. Katharine Garnier
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Dr. Katharine Garnier
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In brief: 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.

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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.
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