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Recovery time from spleen removal?

Recovery time from spleen removal?

4-6 weeks: Usual time to full recovery is 4-6 weeks after any major abdominal surgery. Avoid any strenuous activity during this time. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Recovery time from surgery for herniated disk?

Recovery time from surgery for herniated disk?

Usually 6-10 weeks.: Usually 6-10 weeks. People heal in different time frames. During the healing process, i advise patients to avoid heavy lifting or strenuos activity. I do encourage them to begin a walking program. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroscopic surgery?

How long is recovery from knee arthroscopic surgery?

Scope recovery: Depending upon what was wrong and what was done, a partial meniscectomy for example allows immediate weight bearing and wean off crutches when able. Usually 2 weeks off work and 2 weeks of light activity, then ok full activity as tolerated. ...Read more

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How rough is recovery from gastric bypass/?

How rough is recovery from gastric bypass/?

Not that bad: I can only give you my experience with my patients. Overnight hospital stay. Driving in 2-3 days. Back to a desk job within a week and back in the gym in 2 weeks. I use pain catheters that minimize postop narcotics and keep pain at about a 2/10. Recuperation is pretty quick when done laparoscopically. Everyones rate of healing is a little bit different so results can vary. ...Read more

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Is there a long recovery process from pituitary tumor surgery?

Is there a long recovery process from pituitary tumor surgery?

Not usually....: For an average pituitary surgery, recovery is relatively short (i.e. Out of hospital in a few days, back to work within a couple of weeks). Recovery depends on many factors, however. Fortunately, surgery usually goes smoothly, but leakage of spinal fluid, excess bleeding, etc. Can cause some bumps along the way, and some patients have prolonged sinus issues or pituitary-related hormone problems. ...Read more

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How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

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How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more

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What is involved in gallbladder surgery and recovery?

What is involved in gallbladder surgery and recovery?

Laparoscopic: Gallbladder surgery. It is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia, while one is asleep. One to four small incisions are used for the surgical instruments. Carbon dioxide gas is used and a camera inserted to see. The gallbladder is removed, then you wake up and go to the recovery room. Usually little discomfort ; usually back to normal activities in 2 weeks or less. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

Lifelong commitment: Although you likely will be out of the hospital relatively quickly, your surgery is major and will require a prolonged recovery with close monitoring. Thereafter, your risk of rejection and/or adverse response to lifelong immunosuppression will require considerable restrictions. Of course, you have not shared why you need a new liver & your current MELD score--these factor into your "recovery." ...Read more

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How long is recovery from tumor removal?

How long is recovery from tumor removal?

Varies for tumor: Recovery rom tumor surgery depends on the organ from which the tumor is removed and the nature and size of the tumor. Breast excision for Ca heals in several days at home. Colon Ca removal takes about 1 wk to heal. Pancreatic Ca surgery with multiple anastomosis can take 2 wks to heal before going home. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from meniscus repair surgery?

What is the recovery time from meniscus repair surgery?

3-4 months: If you had a true repair and plan to return to sports then to be safe it's best to wait 3-4 months for full recovery. ...Read more

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Recovery from rotor cuf surgery ?

Good: Please can you state your question about rotation cuff surgery recovery. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from a gallbladder removal?

How long is recovery from a gallbladder removal?

"Days": Following laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, most people go home the same day; narcotic pain medication is typically used for 2-3 days; most people may return to a desk-job in 7-10 days and full activity in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from femoral artery bypass surgery?

How long is the recovery from femoral artery bypass surgery?

Days to weeks: It takes several days before someone is released from the hospital after a femoral artery bypass and it takes weeks for the wounds to heal fully and for patients to re-condition themselves. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Usually: Some gallbladder surgery is done for less than clear indications - as a last resort to fixing pains that can't be explained. These kinds of cases have about 15-20% risk that they will not "cure" the problem - even if perfect surgery is performed for you! if you don't fit that category, pain usually subsides and resolves within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from elbow surgery?

How long is the recovery from elbow surgery?

Variable: 4-6 weeks for minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery to 6-8 months for major surgery such as fracture repair, ligament reconstruction or replacement. ...Read more

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Recovery from hepatitis e possible?

Recovery from hepatitis e possible?

Hepatitis E: The incidence of hepatitis e is highest in juveniles and adults between the ages of 15 and 40. Mortality rates are generally low, for hepatitis e is a “self-limiting” disease, in that it usually goes away by itself and the patient recovers. However, during the duration of the infection ( (usually several weeks), the disease severely impairs a person’s ability to work, care for family members, etc. ...Read more

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Recovery food from C-section ?

Recovery food from C-section ?

The same as food: After any surgery. Start with fluids then advance as tolerated to soft foods then a regular diet. No other special dietary instructions need. ...Read more

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How painful is liver surgery?

How painful is liver surgery?

Manageable: The liver itself does not have any pain sensors, but like any operation, you will experience some pain from the incision. Following surgery, patients are usually given a pca pump that delivers pain medication through an IV or an epidural catheter. Most people are able to switch to oral pain pills after 3-4 days. After about 2 weeks, regular tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient for any residual pain. ...Read more

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Where can I get free liver surgery?

Where can I get free liver surgery?

For what?: NIH. VA if eligible, Perhaps in a research protocol depending on the total situation. It is not free, so someone will pay from taxes, government entity, or charity. ...Read more

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Liver surgery , how can I deal with the pain?

Liver surgery , how can I  deal with the pain?

Physical therapy: Depending on the type of incision used for the surgery, patients can struggle with persistent pain posoperatively. If you have not had any complications from the procedure itself and you are more than 4 weeks out, i would recommend physical therapy focused on stretching the core muscles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: liver surgery?

What is the definition or description of: liver surgery?

See below: Liver surgery is, simply put, surgery on liver tissue. It's is usually done for tumor or cyst in liver. It can be done via open ( large incision), laparoscopic (small cuts) or recently with robot (da vinci ). Liver consists of many segments and any one if them can b removed depending on type and location of tumor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still feel pain 11 weeks after liver surgery?

Is it normal to still feel pain 11 weeks after liver surgery?

Maybe: Depending on the incision used during surgery, patients can have pain several weeks out. 11 is a pushing the limit. I would recommend starting with physical therapy focused on stretching the core abdominal muscles. If this does not help substantially, the surgeon may need to look into it further. ...Read more

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Why do I feel breathless after my liver surgery?

Why do I feel breathless after my liver surgery?

Two reasons: One is pain from the incision causing you to take shallow breaths and resulting in partial lung collapse (atelectasis). The other is development of fluid in the pleural cavity (effusion) limiting the expansion of the lung. Either one, other or both can be reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more

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My father has been diagnosed with bowel cancer that has spread to the lungs and liver. Surgery is not being offered only chemotherapy. Prognosis pls?

My father has been diagnosed with bowel cancer that has spread to the lungs and liver. Surgery is not being offered only chemotherapy. Prognosis pls?

Ask the oncologist: The oncologist treating your father is the best person to ask this question, and will have all of the necessary data to offer an estimated prognosis. In addition, the oncologist will be able to assess the response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

Lifelong commitment: Although you likely will be out of the hospital relatively quickly, your surgery is major and will require a prolonged recovery with close monitoring. Thereafter, your risk of rejection and/or adverse response to lifelong immunosuppression will require considerable restrictions. Of course, you have not shared why you need a new liver & your current MELD score--these factor into your "recovery." ...Read more

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I have issues from cirrhosis and have to undergo a liver transplant in a few days. What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

I have issues from cirrhosis and have to undergo a liver transplant in a few days. What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

A Few Weeks.: After surgery, most people stay in the hospital for a few weeks before going home. Your doctors will do tests regularly to make sure that your new liver is working correctly. After a liver transplant, people need to take medicines for the rest of their life. These medicines are called “anti-rejection medicines.” They help the body’s infection-fighting system accept the new liver. ...Read more

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My friend has a hole in her liver due to getting kicked by a horse.. Will she have to have surgery?

Trauma: To the liver is either self limited (not requiring surgery), or quite dramatic and life threatening requiring immediate intervention to stop the bleeding. It all depends on what you mean by " a hole". ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a liver that has been punctured heal without surgery?

Yes: Standard treatment of liver injuries today is not to operate unless absolutely necessary. We only operate when patients bleed so significantly that it cannot be controlled any other way. However sometimes you get a leak of bile from the injury that requires an operation to drain or fix it at a later date; this can sometimes be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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Can liver enzymes be high after gall surgery?

Can liver enzymes be high after gall surgery?

Its possible: Occasionally a gallstone will pass after the surgery. If it gets partially stuck in the common duct, it can cause liver enzyme elevation. Should be temporary, or treated with ERCP if persists. Stay in contact with your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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How long will it take a liver donor to recover after surgery?

How long will it take a liver donor to recover after surgery?

Depends: Recovery is based in stages. You will recover from the anesthesia in minutes. Usually you will be out of the hospital in days. You may be back at work in a couple of weeks (depending upon what you do) but it will take 3 to 6 months to stop feeling like you had surgery. ...Read more

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What is best approach to cure 1 cm malignent liver lesion? Surgery perhaps?

What is best approach to cure 1 cm malignent liver lesion? Surgery perhaps?

Yes for Surgery: For a small, single lesion , surgical excision is one of the best treatment options. But there is risk for additional cancers to appear in future. So if the liver is badly scarred/cirrhotic, a liver transplant is also a serious consideration. Seek a second opinion from a liver surgeon. ...Read more

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Breathing difficulties after gallbladder op when my liver was nicked and repaired with a 2nd surgery.... Should i be worried?

Maybe: I would recommend that you contact your surgeon and ask. It is a good idea to keep your surgeon "in the loop" about your health and condition for at least 30 days after an operation, as he or she may have special insight as to what may be going on during this period. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Liver Surgery (Definition)

Liver surgery is, simply put, surgery on liver tissue. It's is usually done for tumor or cyst in liver. It can be done via open ( large incision), laparoscopic (small cuts) or recently with robot (da vinci ). Liver consists of many segments and any one if them can b removed depending on type ...Read more