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My niece is getting operated for removal of gall bladder. Is it a major operation ?

my niece is getting operated for removal of gall bladder . Is it a major operation? my niece is getting operated for removal of gall bladder. Is it a major operation?
Thu, 15 Sep 2011
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Hi,
Thanks for query,
Yes,any abdominal surgery is a major.
But nothing to worry,now a day any surgery is safe.
Ok and bye.
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No, it's not anymore; it's counted as DAY CARE SURGERY. Using Lapchole or Minichole, you can go home within 24 hours.
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