How long after getting a laparoscopic appendectomy can I return to work?

1-2 weeks. Depends on job? Lifting heavy items! You may want to wait a month. Small port sites usually do not herniate but better to avoid. Standard jobs, your business, may start when you have no pain, or pain meds beyond tylenol (acetaminophen).
1-2weeks. The recovery from a laparoscopic appendectomy often has more to do with how sick you were from the appendicitis and your baseline health rather than the pain from the incisions. If your appendix was ruptured, your body may even need longer to recover.

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How long is recommended before returning to work after a laparoscopic appendectomy?

Depends. What work do you do? If it were a straight forward surgery without a lot of infection, one may be able to go back to work in about a week or so. Do not want to do heavy lifting work until released by your surgeon in possibly 4-6 weeks.

How long after a laparoscopic appendectomy can a 38 year old male firefighter return to full duty?

Within 2weeks. Laproscopic incisions normally heal within 2weeks to resume normal duty.
Listen to your body. Complete wound healing doesn't occur for approximately 90 days, now no one stays out of work for 90 days. The wounds reach their maximum strength (burst strength) in 90 days. That will be 80% of the original strength. In my practice I tell patients to go about their daily activity as they would with the exception of their core. No lifting pulling pushing or shoving >40 lbs the first mo then.

I am an 35 y/o firefighter who is in good shape. I had a laparoscopic appendectomy. How long until I can return to full duty?

Guide. There should be no heavy lifting for 8 weeks as only 60% of the incision is fully healed after 6 weeks. You must be cleared by a qualified physician before being cleared for full duty as a firefighter. Light duty, if it's an option, would be reasonable after 2 weeks.

For how long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic appendectomy?

2-4 weeks. Severe pain usually resolves after 72 hours. Soreness can last 2-4 weeks. Activity and lifting restrictions can vary depending on the surgeon but usually last for 2-4 weeks.