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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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