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Gallbladder Laparoscopic driving restrictions

11/28/2007

Question:

I was driving from Florida to Virginia when I was diagnosed with gall stones. How soon after gallbladder laparoscopic procedure is a person given permission to drive? I am in general good health and 66 years old.

Answer:

It depends. Everyone recovers differently but usually 5-7 days is okay. Some may take up to 2 weeks.

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Response by:

Annette  Kyprianou, MD Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University