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How long after having lap band surgery can you go back to work?

How long after having lap band surgery can you go back to work?

Depends: If applied by laparoscopy, depending on your general health and condition, any complications and your own unique case and the type of work you do and your work environment, one could possible be back a work in a matter of a day or so up to a week or more. If an open procedure and with the above concerns, it could take weeks. This should be thoroughly discussed with your surgeon prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Apendicitis: how long after surgery can you go back to work?

Apendicitis: how long after surgery can you go back to work?

Depends on: Extent of surgery and type of work. I would estimate 1-2 weeks as a general rule, but ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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How long after a laparoscopic appendectomy can I go back to work?

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 more

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How long after appendicostomy can I go back to work?

Usually: Often can return to work in less than a week, no heavy lifting work for a couple weeks or until released by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after laproscopic hernia surgery can I go back to heavy construction work?

How long after laproscopic hernia surgery can I go back to heavy construction work?

Depends: It depends on the type of hernia, but the usual postop instructions for my patients are to return to all usual activity as tolerated. It is usually 1-3 weeks for a groin hernia, and 3-6 weeks for a ventral hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long after having surgery for gangalion cyst can I go back to work?

How long after having surgery for gangalion cyst can I go back to work?

Location?: Depends on the location is it a dorsal wrist ganglion, a volar wrist ganglion, a ganglion arising from a tendon sheath or an ip joint of the finger. All have very different time frames for recovery and different recommendations for period of immobilization post operatively. Ask your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get back to work after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

How long will it take me to get back to work after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the surgery, any procedures performed during arthroscopy, and complications. Your type of work will also dictate if you can return to full duty (baseball pitcher will take longer than a secretary). ...Read more

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After 5 weeks of lap apendoctomy surgury can I go back to work?

Please call your sur: Am surprised your surgeon did not tell you that because that is something that the doc should always tell you so call your doctor as your doc knows how your surg went and how u are doing and i assume u have been back for a post op check up. ...Read more

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How long before i can go back to work after anthriscopic surgery for a tirn menicus in knee?

How long before i can go back to work after anthriscopic surgery for a tirn menicus in knee?

Depends : It may only take 1 to 3 weeks but if the surgeon gets in there and discovers that the injury or the overall knee is worse than expected it may take longer. You won't really know until after the surgery has been completed. It also varies with each surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after getting a laparoscopic appendectomy can I return to work?

How long after getting a laparoscopic appendectomy can I return to work?

1-2 weeks: Depends on job? Lifting heavy items! you may want to wait a month. Small port sites usually do not herniate but better to avoid. Standard jobs, your business, may start when you have no pain, or pain meds beyond tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How long after a thoracotomy for pneumothorax can I go back to work?

How long after a thoracotomy for pneumothorax can I go back to work?

Depends on the cause: Traumatic causes take time to resolve except from a procedure as a needle or iv. We can say people can go back to work few days but to take it easy without much exertion for 2 weeks. Traumatic ones like surgery, or accident or with underlying causes such as blebs or bullae, we have to be more careful and follow the person more closely, after removal of the tube. ...Read more

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How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after having surgery for a ruptured appendix?

When can I go back to work after having surgery for a ruptured appendix?

It depends: Every patient and every operation is a little bit different. Also every patient's job is different. I generally tell my patients that they can go back to work whenever they feel like it as long as there is no heavy lifting (more than 20 lbs) for 6 wks, mainly to reduce the risk of getting an incisional hernia. Also avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you are still taking pain meds. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling papers or digging ditches and carrying cinder blocks. If you have had a minor procedure and have a light duty postion, you should be able to return to work within 2-4 weeks. If you have had major surgery and have a heavy duty job it can take months. ...Read more

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How long before i can go back to walking and work out after breast lift/aug. Surgery?

How long before i can go back to walking and work out after breast lift/aug. Surgery?

Ask surgeon: You should look at your discharge paperwork for details. If none, then call your surgeon for specific details, as these will vary. ...Read more

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How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

Acl: Most patients take a couple days of school off. Like everything recovery and return to school is a spectrum for each patient. U should be fine if u took a week off and could go back earlier if u felt like it. ...Read more