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How long do I have to wait after a hemicolectomy before I can begin walking?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: The next day

I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day.
From that point on you can increase your walking as desired so long as keep yourself well hydrated and minimize steep inclines or steps.

In brief: The next day

I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day.
From that point on you can increase your walking as desired so long as keep yourself well hydrated and minimize steep inclines or steps.
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