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How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?
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About 90% of living kidney donations in the us are done using laparoscopic techniques.
Most donors stay in the hospital 2-4 days; recuperate at home for an additional 2-4 weeks, and return to work after that. The time may be longer for some people, or for those who work in physically demanding jobs.

In brief: Good Question
About 90% of living kidney donations in the us are done using laparoscopic techniques.
Most donors stay in the hospital 2-4 days; recuperate at home for an additional 2-4 weeks, and return to work after that. The time may be longer for some people, or for those who work in physically demanding jobs.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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In brief: Not too long.
If the operation goes smoothly and the donor is motivated to bounce back quickly, the recovery is quite rapid.
Most of our donors go home 2 days after surgery and are back to work in less than a month----but everyone's different and there are no guarantees in life.

In brief: Not too long.
If the operation goes smoothly and the donor is motivated to bounce back quickly, the recovery is quite rapid.
Most of our donors go home 2 days after surgery and are back to work in less than a month----but everyone's different and there are no guarantees in life.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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