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I recently spent a week in hospital with acute pancreatitis, which the doctors said was caused by gallstones blocking my bile ducts. I am having surgery in early January to remove my gallbladder. I have never had surgery before. I've had other invasive procedures (endoscopy and ERCP) but I've never had anything that required me to have a general anaesthetic. I am having a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. I have read that it is a straightforward and very common surgery but I am still nervous about it. I wanted to ask if anyone here has had their gallbladder removed? How long was your recovery period after the surgery? Is it true that you can usually go home the same day that you have the surgery? Also what drug do they usually use for the general anaesthetic?
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