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What is recovery like after having a thymoma removed?
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Depends
If you have thymoma removed by "traditional" technique, median sternotomy (split breast bone), recovery can be several months.
Modern techniques will allow you to go home day after surgery and recovery within few weeks or less. I encourage patients to seek out a well trained, modern, minimally invasive thoracic surgeon.

In brief: Depends
If you have thymoma removed by "traditional" technique, median sternotomy (split breast bone), recovery can be several months.
Modern techniques will allow you to go home day after surgery and recovery within few weeks or less. I encourage patients to seek out a well trained, modern, minimally invasive thoracic surgeon.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
If someone has thymoma, they should be referred to a qualified thoracic surgeon trained and experienced in modern techniques (VATS/Robotics/etc...).
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Depends on approach
Standard approach would be through a sternotomy (splitting the breast bone) which would typically require 4-6 weeks recovery.
There are minimally invasive alternatives (thoracoscopy or robotic surgery) for selected patients with thymoma that usually have shorter recovery (2-3 weeks).

In brief: Depends on approach
Standard approach would be through a sternotomy (splitting the breast bone) which would typically require 4-6 weeks recovery.
There are minimally invasive alternatives (thoracoscopy or robotic surgery) for selected patients with thymoma that usually have shorter recovery (2-3 weeks).
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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: 3-4 week
Usual time 3-4 week.

In brief: 3-4 week
Usual time 3-4 week.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
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