Do I need to go to the hospital for gallbladder surgery?

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Most gallbladder surgery does not require a hospital stay, as it is done laparoscopically, using four small incisions and a long thin camera, and performed on an outpatient (same-day surgery) basis. This surgery can last anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours, depending on the person.

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