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How much time does it usually take to recover after diverticulitis surgery?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: 4-6 weeks

Depending on whether the surgery is laparoscopic or open changes the recovery.
Typically my patients are home after 4-5 days and back doing usual activity 3 weeks later. If the surgery was open - requiring an old fashioned incision - the stay is 5-7 days and it is 4-6 weeks of recovery.

In brief: 4-6 weeks

Depending on whether the surgery is laparoscopic or open changes the recovery.
Typically my patients are home after 4-5 days and back doing usual activity 3 weeks later. If the surgery was open - requiring an old fashioned incision - the stay is 5-7 days and it is 4-6 weeks of recovery.
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Can vary

To some extent on whether the procedure was done laparoscopically or open laparotomy, whether there were any complications and co morbid conditions the patient may have.
Generally 6 weeks should be adequate to resume full unrestricted activity.

In brief: Can vary

To some extent on whether the procedure was done laparoscopically or open laparotomy, whether there were any complications and co morbid conditions the patient may have.
Generally 6 weeks should be adequate to resume full unrestricted activity.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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