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How Long After Getting A Laparoscopic Appendectomy Can I Return To Work
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
Depends on the work: If my patients do heavy work, like construction or warehousing, i restrict them for about 2-4 weeks. If they do supervisory, office or professional type work, they may return to work when them feel well. On average this is about a week or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I plan on taking time off from work to help my husband after his laparoscopic appendectomy? He's also diabetic...
7-10 days: Should recover quickly, barring infection or complications. ...Read more
Depends: What work do you do? If it were a straight forward surgery without a lot of infection, one may be able to go back to work in about a week or so. Do not want to do heavy lifting work until released by your surgeon in possibly 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
How long after a laparoscopic appendectomy can a 38 year old male firefighter return to full duty?
Days-to-week(s): Following laparoscopic appendectomy, the recovery is primarily dependent on the severity of the appendicitis rather than the postoperative pain from surgery. Most people are home from the hospital in a day, feeling well enough to return to work in about a week, and back to full activities within 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-4 weeks: Severe pain usually resolves after 72 hours. Soreness can last 2-4 weeks. Activity and lifting restrictions can vary depending on the surgeon but usually last for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
How long would you recommend waiting to snowboard after laparoscopic appendectomy? It's been 2 weeks and there is no pain.
4-6 Weeks: Discuss this with your Surgeon I you want to be 100% safe wait till JULY ...Read more
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