Advertisement

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

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.

Continue Learning about Digestive Health

Diverticular Disease Basics: What You Need to Know
Diverticular Disease Basics: What You Need to Know
Your stomach pain just wasn’t going away on its own. You finally went to your doctor and were diagnosed with diverticular disease. What is this condit...
Read More
Where is the appendix located?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
The appendix is located in the lower right abdomen. Appendicitis, which means an inflamed appendix, ...
More Answers
4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health
4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health4 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health
Your gut is responsible for more than digestion; it can reveal illness, too.
Start Slideshow
What Are Some Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Buying Probiotics?
What Are Some Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Buying Probiotics?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.