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following a whipple procedure how long before you can play sports again?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
You have to : Speak to your surgeon , most of the surgeons will allow progressively do simple work out not vigorous exercises
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
General Surgery 39 years experience
10-12 weeks: Whipple procedure is done for tumor in the head of the pancreas or duodenum and is a major procedure with a fairly high rate of complications. Most are done open but some are done laparoscopically or by robotic surgery. The recovery, assuming no complications that delay recovery, is 6-8 weeks, then gradual increase in activity. You do not state what sport, but play it safe, check with your md.

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