Cholecystectomy - laparoscopic
Your doctor may ask you to have these tests done before your surgery:
Always tell your doctor or nurse:
During the week before your surgery:
On the day of your surgery:
Prepare your home for after the surgery.
If you do not have any signs of problems, you will be able to go home when you are able to drink liquids easily. Most people go home on the same day or the day after this surgery.
If there were problems during your surgery, or if you have bleeding, a lot of pain, or a fever, you may need to stay in the hospital longer.
Most patients do very well and recover quickly.
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