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Dr. Jon Krook
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Laparotomy (Overview)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a laparotomy may be indicated.


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What's a laparotomy?

What's a laparotomy?

Laparotomy: Opening the abdomen to look inside during surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Krook
919 doctors shared insights

Laparotomy (Overview)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a laparotomy may be indicated.


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What exactly is a laparotomy?

What exactly is a laparotomy?

Open surgery: Laparotomy is surgery that involves opening the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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How long does it take to have a laparotomy?

How long does it take to have a laparotomy?

Depends indication?: Laparotomy means incision in the abdomen. If it is just to look for a problem, like if someone was stabbed, once you have looked if everything is ok you can close in less than 20 minutes. Some complicated surgeries last more than 20 hours. ...Read more

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How soon after a laparotomy can I exercise again?

How soon after a laparotomy can I exercise again?

At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks. Only your doctor will be able to clear you based on how you are healing and what exactly was done. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How long does it take for mini laparotomy to heal?

How long does it take for mini laparotomy to heal?

At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks, but healing continues even after that. Only your doctor will be able to clear you for activities based on how you are healing and what specifically was done. ...Read more

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How soon after a laparotomy can I start to exercise?

How soon after a laparotomy can I start to exercise?

Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How long does it take for a mini laparotomy to heal?

How long does it  take for a mini laparotomy to heal?

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