What kind of recovery time can a patient expect from any laparoscopic surgery? Is the recovery time the same for laparoscopic surgery no matter where it's performed on the body?
Varis. The recovery will depend on the body part involved with the surgery and how extensive the particular surgery is.
Recovery . Recovery time varies widely from patient to patient, surgery to surgery. In general, recovery time after laparoscopic surgery is shorter than for the correspnding open surgery. Studies have shown fewer infections, less pain, and a shorter return to work and usual activities. The specific time to recovery depends on the type of procedure being performed; for example, most people feel well within about two weeks after uncomplicated laparoscopic gallbladder removal, but a laparoscopic colon resection may take four or six weeks to reach the same level of recovery.