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A 33-year-old member asked:

How much time does it usually take to recover after diverticulitis surgery?

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Dr. David Stein
Colon and Rectal Surgery 25 years experience
4-6 weeks: Depending on whether the surgery is laparoscopic or open changes the recovery. Typically my patients are home after 4-5 days and back doing usual activity 3 weeks later. If the surgery was open - requiring an old fashioned incision - the stay is 5-7 days and it is 4-6 weeks of recovery.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Can vary: To some extent on whether the procedure was done laparoscopically or open laparotomy, whether there were any complications and co morbid conditions the patient may have. Generally 6 weeks should be adequate to resume full unrestricted activity.

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