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Recovery: What to Expect in the Next Few Weeks Most children will feel better within a week and will fully recover in two to three weeks.
Question & Answer
What does the procedure involve?
A small telescope is inserted through the umbilicus (navel or belly button) and then, using several small instruments, the gallbladder can be freed from the liver and bile duct system, and removed. Most children begin eating the same day as the procedure and are discharged in less than 24 hours.
How many incisions are made?
One incision is made in the abdomen.
How long will my child stay in the hospital?
In most cases, a child is hospitalized for a day or less.
What is the recovery time?
Most children recover in two to three weeks.
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