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How long does it take to recover from small bowel resection for crohn's disease?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Weeks: 2-4 weeks out of work. 3 months for complete recovery.
Dr. David Stein
Colon and Rectal Surgery 24 years experience
A few weeks....: Depending on the type of surgery you had. Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery have shorter stays and faster recoveries than those who have traditional open surgery. The average length of stay in the hospital ranges from 3-7 days. Factors such as overall health before the surgery, nutritional status and disease severity predict outcomes. The stronger you are going in the faster you recover!

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Last updated Jan 29, 2018

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