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How long is recovery after laparoscopic surgery

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Dr. Beth Schrope
32 years experience General Surgery
Recovery : Recovery time varies widely from patient to patient, surgery to surgery. In general, recovery time after laparoscopic surgery is shorter than for the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Not routinely used: Ask your surgeon or use at your own risk. Drop us a note and let us know how your experiment works out. I would not recommend it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its hard to say: Everyone's pain tolerance is different. Typical recovery from laparoscopic surgery is about 2 weeks. Assuming no complications. Talk to your doctor a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
2-4 weeks: Depending on your present state of health, weight, activity, fitness!
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
IT DEPENDS: Laparoscopic surgery has allowed patients to recover faster than open surgery , and is an excellent choice when a viable option. Usually, recovery to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Traditional AAA surgery is being challenged by the less invasive endograft procedures. You need to see a vascular surgeon who is comfortable with bot ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
Only your surgeon : can tell you what is best for you. We do not know the important details such as your weight, level of fitness, degree of injury to your meniscus, etc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Keloid : Really depends on where the surgery was performed. Keloids develop on the chest and shoulders so it it not uncommon after for them to need weeks to he ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Soft palate surgery: This surgery is typically done to treat sleep apnea. It's purpose is to tighten the opening to the throat by lifting the uvula and the soft palate of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
6-8 weeks: Normal is telative and you will have anew normal! should be close to six weeks from surgical sites etc your weight adjustment, diet, nutrition, vit ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
If uncomplicated : You could be back on your feet in a couple of weeks if it was done laparoscopically
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience General Surgery
1-2 weeks: While it varies, return to work is often 1 week, even for moderately active jobs.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
Depends..: Recovery from surgery depends on many different factors. Was your surgery minimally invasive? Open with a large cut? Did they remove any bowel? Depend ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rizen
19 years experience Ophthalmology
A few weeks: After incision and drainage, the eyelid can still be swollen and bruised for up to a few weeks. Your doctor may have prescribed an antibiotic/steroid ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Not long: My pts leave the hospital the same day often w less pain than they had preop. Waterproof dressings allow for no interruption in showering but imme ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: The typical uncomplicated knee scope requires 3-4 weeks to recover from. Unfortunately, not all scopes are the same. With meniscus repair, 3-4 month ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Depends on the size & location of the scar & other factors such as degree of infection. May take 4-6 weeks before one can do all normal activities.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: The recovery time after hernia surgery varies, depending on the location of the hernia, the size of the hernia, the type of repair, as well as the pat ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Depends: Recovery really depends on the type of surgery. A quick surgery like a biopsy can be a few days. A more extensive surgery like a penile implant can ta ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Depending on whether you have tissue expanders or a flap based reconstruction will affect how long the recovery is. In general, you should expect 4-6 ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Recovery will depend on several factors. Which joint is involved? Did a fragment need to be reattached, removed, or grafted?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not too bad: I would say a week or two at the most, a better person to ask would be your urologist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I do not understand: What the ocd stand for, if stand for osteochondritis dissecans of the knee it depends on the size and how deep the lesion and were the lesion located, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
5-10 days: If done by laparopscopy, you go home the same day. Recovery varies but some women feel great 2 days after surgery and some take closer to 10 days to f ... Read More
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