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How Long Does A Double Mastectomy Take
2-5 hours.: The length of surgery is dependent on the technique (simple-, modified radical-, nipple sparing-, etc) and whether reconstruction is performed simultaneously. A bilateral simple mastectomy alone may take less than 2 hours; this time may increase 1-3 hours with reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two hours on average: The actual length of the operation depends on the type of mastectomy performed and the type of lymph node procedure that is performed at the same time. Immediate reconstruction (if planned) must also be factored in. But in general, the mastectomy operation takes about 2 hours with wound closure taking up about 1/4 of the time. ...Read more
It depends.: When a mastectomy is performed without a reconstruction, most women are hospitalized for only 1-2 days, and may return to full activities in 2-3 weeks. If a reconstruction is performed simultaneously, this may double the recovery time. These estimates may vary depending on the type of mastectomy performed, the age of the patient, and their overall health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-3 hours: In experienced hands.Get a more detailed answer ›
1-2 weeks: Normally the first 2-3 days are the worst. The n recovery is quicker after 2 weeks you should feel almost back to normal. Certainly you can do most daily activities. 4 weeks for very strenuous activity. ...Read more
Weeks: Surgical healing depends upon what was done (what was removed) and how it was done (size of incision). Knowing only 1/2 of this, i can generalize and say that most people with a 2-3" abdominal incision will need narcotic pain medicine for less than a week, return to work in 2-3 weeks, and be 100% in~6 wks. Of course, the true expert to answer this question is your surgeon. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Reconstruction?: It really depends on what kind of reconstruction you decide upon. The double mastectomy usually involves a 1 night hospital stay if no reconstruction is utilized. However, if a reconstruction is done using flaps, then you will probably be in the hosptial a few days to make sure everything is healing properly. ...Read more
It can be immediate: Breast reconstruction can be performed at the time of mastectomy. It can be a staged procedure where a tissue expander is placed at the time of mastectomy and implants are placed later. If the patient needs radiation therapy the implants are usually placed after completion of radiation. Timing is dependent on why the mastectomy is being performed and whether there will be adjuvant therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long: The length of a surgery is surgeon dependent, some can do a procedure in 10 minutes that takes others 30 minutes. You also did not state what anatomical region this was i.E knee etc. I would say on average it is a 20-30 minute procedure. ...Read more
Why: This should be done laparoscopically and if straight forward 20 minutes for the docs part. ...Read more
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