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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is surgery to remove gallstones and your child's gallbladder.


How do I help my child prepare for surgery?

What will happen during surgery?

What should my child expect after surgery?

Your child will be taken to a recovery room until he or she is fully awake. Healthcare providers will monitor your child closely for any problems. Providers will help him or her walk around to prevent blood clots. Your child may be able to go home later the same day or may stay in the hospital overnight.

What are the risks of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

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