What happens During Surgery?
A general anesthetic will be administered before the surgery begins and surgery usually takes about an hour.
Your surgeon will use laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery as this is associated with less pain, less scarring and a faster return to normal activities.
They will make several small cuts on your abdomen so they can insert tubes (ports) into your abdomen. Your surgeon will insert surgical instruments through the ports along with a telescope so they can see inside your abdomen and perform the operation.
Your surgeon will remove your gallbladder from your abdomen through one of the ports.
How long will I stay in hospital?
You should be able to go home the next day.
What is my recovery time?
You should be able to return to work after 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how much surgery you need and your type of work.
Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
You should make a full recovery and be able to return to normal activities and eat a normal diet.