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Hi - I had my gallbladder removed electively July 10, for slight inflamation and one 3cm stone. My question is when will I be able to return to activities such as swimming, spin class, working once a week with a trainer, and flight travel?

Thanks in advance.

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replied July 25th, 2009
Gallbladder Disease Answer A6997
As a general rule, most patients can gradually (over a 3 or 4 week period) resume cardiovascular and weight training approximately 30 days after uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Meanwhile vigorous walking and travel (but no lifting greater than 20 pounds) can usually be resumed within two or three weeks of surgery.

You should, of course, discuss your fitness and travel plans with your surgeon before undertaking any of these activities.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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