Gallbladder removal is a major abdominal surgery and a certain amount of of post surgical pain may occur. Nausea and vomiting is not uncommon. Most patients go home on the same day or the day after the surgery. If the surgery was performed with a open procedure, the patient may have to stay a few days longer.
Activity is dependent on how the patient feels. Most of the patients can return to work within seven days following the laparoscopic procedure. Some patients may continue to experience abdominal bloating, and some may have increased frequency of stools after the surgery. Both symptoms will usually resolve within a couple of months.