7 doctors weighed in:

What is the recovery time for gall bladder surgery?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Few weeks

Presuming you are referring to a laparascopicly extracted gall bladder, you should be able to do most things within a couple of weeks.
If it is an open gall bladder, it can be much longer.

In brief: Few weeks

Presuming you are referring to a laparascopicly extracted gall bladder, you should be able to do most things within a couple of weeks.
If it is an open gall bladder, it can be much longer.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: About 2 weeks

After laparoscopic surgery most patients return to work in 7-14 days.

In brief: About 2 weeks

After laparoscopic surgery most patients return to work in 7-14 days.
Dr. RONALD HOLNESS
Dr. RONALD HOLNESS
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
I remember feeling so good right after the surgery that I was able to return to work within a few days.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Days-to-Weeks

Most people may go home the same day as surgery; will require narcotic pain meds for 1-2 days; will return to work in 7-10 days, and; will return to full physical activity in 2-3 weeks.
"results may vary", as they say on tv.

In brief: Days-to-Weeks

Most people may go home the same day as surgery; will require narcotic pain meds for 1-2 days; will return to work in 7-10 days, and; will return to full physical activity in 2-3 weeks.
"results may vary", as they say on tv.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank

In brief: Short

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an outpatient procedure.
Most patients can return to work within 1 week. For the open procedure, the recovery time is in the range of 3 to 4 weeks.

In brief: Short

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an outpatient procedure.
Most patients can return to work within 1 week. For the open procedure, the recovery time is in the range of 3 to 4 weeks.
Dr. Andrei Stieber
Dr. Andrei Stieber
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
938K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors