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What is the recovery like after a vasectomy? Complications? How successful?

What is the recovery like after a vasectomy? Complications? How successful?

Vasectomy recovery: Usually done friday...Back to work monday....But no big workouts first week back.....Scapel or no scapel is a marketing tool....Bottom line is a small hole is made in the scrotum to get to the vas and cut it....Very common procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Vasectomy (Definition)

Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more


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What is the recovery like following a vasectomy?

What is the recovery like following a vasectomy?

1 week: Return to full activity including sex in 1 week. Remember, you will still have active sperm for up to 12 weeks after the snip so use protection. ...Read more

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Is there a long recovery after the vasectomy?

No: The recovery time is fairly short, especially if a no-scalpel vasectomy is performed. I recommend about 2 to 3 days of no strenuous activity and then slowly begin normal activities as tolerated. Usually, only tylenol (acetaminophen) is all that is needed during the recovery phase. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a hysterectomy?

What is the recovery time after a hysterectomy?

3 to 8 weeks: There is variability depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, the age and health of the patient, and the way the surgery is performed. A vaginal hysterectomy, davinci robot or laparoscopic hysterectomy have the quickest recovery, as short as 3 to 4 weeks for healthy patients. A hysterectomy with an abdominal incision takes more like 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a c-section?

What is the recovery time after a c-section?

Depends: The first few weeks will be (usually) more difficult after a cesarean than a vaginal birth. For most mothers, things are roughly equal by the 4-6 week point. If it is taking longer than that, consider a visit to your OB to be sure things are ok. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after surgery to correct a rectocele?

What is the recovery like after surgery to correct a rectocele?

Relatively short: You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively short. You should be up and walking the day after surgery. You may experience some vaginal and rectal discomfort and pressure. You may be back to relatively normal activities except for heavy lifting and sexual activity within a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

Elective?Emergency?: Surgery for diverticulitis may be performed emergently (to treat an active episode) or electively (to prevent future episodes). In the former situation, one may be quite ill and the operation is usually "open" with a colostomy, all leading to a prolonged convalescence. When elective, this is usually laparoscopic and w/o a stoma; people are home in 2-3 days and back to work in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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My father is having a LVAD done this week. How long is the recovery time?

My father is having a LVAD done this week. How long is the recovery time?

Lvad recovery: The average recovery time post uncomplicated LVAD surgery is approximately 5 days ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from a vasectomy?

How long is the recovery from a vasectomy?

2 days: Most men are ready to return to normal activities after 2 to 3 days of rest. If the procedure is done on a friday, they can be back at an office job on monday. They should avoid heavy lifting, manual labor, or sex for at least a week. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after cabg?

What is the recovery like after cabg?

Excellent: Once patient leaves the hospital after bypass surgery, the recovery is almost always unevenful! pts need to start cardiac rehab asap for quicker recovery. Most of my pts are back to work in 6-8 wks. ...Read more

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How intense is the surgery for a vasectomy?

How intense is the surgery for a vasectomy?

Vasectomy: I do these in my office with no sedation, local anesthetic only, and even the biggest wimp goes home in 10 minutes. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a heller myotomy?

What is the recovery time after a heller myotomy?

Laparoscopically?: If performed laparoscopically, you typically are out of the hospital in a couple of days and back to work in 1-2 weeks. If done the old fashioned way with the big incision, expect much longer. ...Read more

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How painful is a discogram? I'm getting one done soon an what's the recovery time?

Unfortunately: They can be pretty painful. Everyone reacts differently though. Recovery time is short. ...Read more

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After heart surgery recovery - what is the best treatment for the patient?

After heart surgery recovery - what is the best treatment for the patient?

Support: 1st phase of recovery last 6-8weeks. Instructions will be given before you leave the hospital. Instructions like diet, the rehab program, activities, wound care, bathing, pain control, leg swelling, driving, medication, sleep, emotions, sex, return to work, follow up care. Family support extremely important. Depression/transient decrease in cognitive skills may happen. ...Read more

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What is the recuperation time after surgically removing a scrotal cyst? How long and how painful is the recuperation?

What is the recuperation time after surgically removing a scrotal cyst? How long and how painful is the recuperation?

Recup.: If the cyst is in the wall of the scrotum and not inside the sack it will likely be very short recovery time with few restrictions after. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after the surgery to fix a chiari malformation?

How long is the recovery period after the surgery to fix a chiari malformation?

7 days: The in-hospital stay after a decompression is anywhere from 1-5 days. The patient may need a period of up to 1 month to be 100%. Most do quite well with 7-10 days of rest before resuming most activities. ...Read more

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How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

Well tolerated: The more modern method for pituitary tumor resection is via a transnasal endoscopic approach that is a modification of the transphenoidal approach. Although there are always risks, in experienced hands these risks are very low. Depending on the size/ tenacity of the tumor, patients generally go home in 1-3 days. They should be awake and alert within an hour or two after the surgery. Pain is low. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

How long is the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Aneurysm repair: Within 7-10 days staple will come out. Within 2 weeks you can regain regular activities. ...Read more