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What is the recovery time after kidney donation?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Depends

Usually i tell patients 4-6 weeks until they can go back to most work.
Very strenuous workers may need more time. This is for kidney donation performed by the laparoscopic technique. For open surgery the time will be longer. Possibly even up to 3 months. Some people recover faster and with less pain/complications than others.

In brief: Depends

Usually i tell patients 4-6 weeks until they can go back to most work.
Very strenuous workers may need more time. This is for kidney donation performed by the laparoscopic technique. For open surgery the time will be longer. Possibly even up to 3 months. Some people recover faster and with less pain/complications than others.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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