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A 34-year-old member asked:

For how long does recovery take from lung surgery?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: A lot depends on the procedure done, the approach used, the immediate post op care, and the patients condition going into the procedure. In general, open procedures take 6-8 weeks to recover, and minimally invasive procedures 4-6 weeks.

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