Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones
What To Think About
Recovery is much faster and less painful after laparoscopic surgery than after open surgery.
- The hospital stay after laparoscopic surgery is shorter than after open surgery. People generally go home the same day or the next day, compared with 2 to 4 days or longer for open surgery.
- Recovery is faster after laparoscopic surgery.
- You will spend less time away from work and other activities after laparoscopic surgery (about 7 to 10 days compared with 4 to 6 weeks).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 15, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology