The orogastric tube is removed in the operating room prior to emergence from general anesthesia. Pain at the operative site is usually well controlled with oral medications. Although patients have some transient nausea, most are able to take oral liquids within 6 to 8 hours and may be discharged home within one day. Follow-up by the surgeon is important, as biliary injuries are often occult and delayed in presentation. Prolonged or new, unexpected pain should be evaluated with physical examination, laboratory tests, and a HIDA radionuclide scan.