Dr Öncel Yakar’s comments
On the first day after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, complaints such as mild right shoulder, back pain, and bloating are experienced. Oral food intake is allowed approximately 4-6 hours after the operation, no movement restriction is required. Often patients are discharged 24-36 hours after surgery.
It is expected that the person will return to normal life within one week at the latest after surgery. In fact, one of the biggest factors in the standardization of laparoscopy is that the person recovers in a short time and provides the opportunity to return to his daily life-work early. It usually does not require long periods of rest. No permanent dietary restrictions are required after the recovery period. As standard procedure, all gallbladder specimens that are surgically removed are sent for pathological examination. Since it is possible to detect accidental gallbladder cancer very rarely, both the patient and the doctor should follow the pathology report. Depending on the clinical scenario and physician preference, some patients can be scheduled for a doctor appointment in the first week, while some patients do not even need to be followed-up after discharge.