In this video, Dr. Fullington addresses recovery after gallbladder surgery, including pain, exercising, and diet. Recovery after laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder varies for each person. It is normal to have some pain/discomfort after surgery, but the degree of pain is variable between patients and is treated with ibuprofen, Tylenol, and sometimes opioid pain medications are used. In terms of exercising, walking is important during recovery and patients should avoid any exercises that cause sharp pain at the incisions for a few weeks after surgery. Regarding diet, the goal is to get back to eating a normal diet after surgery, including fatty foods though this can involve an adjustment period during which eating fatty foods can trigger digestive symptoms like bloating, belching, and loose bowel movements. Dr. Fullington is a specialist in the treatment of gallbladder disease and gallbladder surgery. Learn more from Dr. Nora Fullington at