How long does it take to recover after chiari malformation type 2 surgery?

Depends how complex. Chiari type 2 is associated with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, syrinx, apnea, etc. Surgery may involve closure of low back, vp shunt, decompression at the neck, among other procedures. Recovery depends on the initial severity of the problem and the complexity of the procedure. Complications of bleeding, infection, and wound healing will prolong recovery.