What is included in postoperative care for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Danny A Sherwinter, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Finally, the patient is extubated, transferred to the postanesthesia care unit, and monitored for 4-6 hours. In cases of elective cholecystectomy, the patient can be discharged home with a combination oral pain medication containing acetaminophen and an opiate. [3]


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