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how long does it typically take to recover from key hole surgery

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends upon...: As with any/all surgical procedures the answer depends upon; the skill of the surgeon; your overall physical health; and severity of the 'key hole' pr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Crutches for 6 weeks: Most meniscal repair surgeries, whether done open or arthroscopically, require up to 6 weeks of limited weight bearing with crutches. Most surgeons al ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: Recovery time depends on a variety of factors including the presence of other injuries (e.g. Nerve injury, rotator cuff tear), whether the procedure i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nerve Healing: Injured sensory nerves in the hand can regrow in many cases. If the nerve has been bruised, or cut/repaired it will typically regrow from the point of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks is common: Hip arthroscopy comes in many flavors. Labral repair, debridement or reconstruction recovery can be shorter than when combined with significant bony r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Sternotomy: Sternotomy is the cutting of the sternum, a bone, to access your heart and chest cavities. The bone is wired close with several wires. Like any bone, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: How rapidly one recovers from mal-tracking surgery depends on the method employed to correct the mal-tracking. Arthroscopic lateral release will take ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Few days to a week.: Recovery from a hydrocele repair is about a week, depending on the initial size of the hydrocele. Sometimes a drain, which looks like a small tube, is ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Healing time: You should see improvement in 1-2 days and stability/best vision in 1-2 weeks. I wait until 1 month postop to check if the patient needs any glasses ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
2-3 weeks.: Normally by 2 weeks everything will settle down .Usually sutures are removed by 4-5 days.If you do not get bad bruising you will back to your normal l ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
How extensive?: Full bone healing can take up to a year, depending on the technique and materials used. Recovery from surgery can be in a few months for smaller, less ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Really depends: Many different procedures can be done to the shoulder during an arthroscopic surgery. If bone spurs removed, shoulder debrided, then pain may be mini ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mohs Recovery: Mohs is a specific way to remove skin cancer. Recovery depends on the size of the tumor, and how the area is closed. If the area is small, direct clos ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depend: Recovery time is dependent on the type of surgery that is performed. Most microdiscectomies have full recovery in 3 to 6 weeks...Depending on peeexid ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It varies: Recovery varies from patient to patient. Factors such as age, preop condition, and type of surgery can alter recovery rate. The time in the hospital ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Recovery Sinus Surg: I tell my patients to expect a "head cold" for two weeks after sinus surgery. Most individuals are clogged up, have significant nasty smelling nasal d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends what surgery: Most of the common neck surgery require very brief time to recover , will go home same day or next day some like radical neck resection, laryngectomy ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
15 years experience Family Medicine
It really varies.: Recovery from ACL tears vary greatly depending on the severity of tear, if it was surgically repaired or managed with physical therapy etc. Recovery c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
38 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: This depends on the type of eye surgery and your underlying conditions. Uncomplicated cataract and lasik surgery generally has very rapid visual recov ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Depends: It depends on what type of surgery was done and how bad your gallbladder disease was. And it also depends on you. For gallbladder removed laparoscop ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Right after surgery: Keep in mind that 75% of melanoma would not kill any patient. Among those people, their melanoma rarely spread beyond the original lesion site. So for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: The recovery will be determined by case difficulty, patient's general health, and surgeon's own experience and bias. So, ask your surgeon for general ... Read More

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