returning to work following cholecystectomy

Last reviewed 01/2018


Condition Recommended return to work (laparoscopic procedure) Recommended return to work (if open procedure)
cholecystectomy 2-3 weeks 3-5 weeks


  • the information applies to general fitness to work for people below 60 years of age without other significant disability and working in all occupations other than heavy manual work. This information is only a guide to doctors, who will need to consider the individual clinical circumstances when advising patients


  • Department of Work and Pensions (UK), IB204 (April 2000).