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Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

If the popliteal aneurysm was thrombosed (completely blocked, causing loss of blood flow to the foot), recovery can be very prolonged (several weeks to months), compared with a relatively short recovery after an elective repair (several days to weeks).
Recovery also depends a lot on other factors (open vs endovascular repair, wound healing issues, heart or lung problems, level of fitness prior).

In brief: Variable

If the popliteal aneurysm was thrombosed (completely blocked, causing loss of blood flow to the foot), recovery can be very prolonged (several weeks to months), compared with a relatively short recovery after an elective repair (several days to weeks).
Recovery also depends a lot on other factors (open vs endovascular repair, wound healing issues, heart or lung problems, level of fitness prior).
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends on what

The procedure is.
If "stent" is used , maybe 1-2 days in the hospital. For excision/ bypass procedure, 3-5 days, in general.

In brief: It depends on what

The procedure is.
If "stent" is used , maybe 1-2 days in the hospital. For excision/ bypass procedure, 3-5 days, in general.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recovery time varies

Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care.
Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.

In brief: Recovery time varies

Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care.
Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.
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