How long is the recovery for a baby with transposition of the great vessels?

It varies. Recovery from any surgery is very individualized - some kids recover in a matter of weeks, while others take several months. The best gauge for a child's recovery is a good assessment by their personal physician. The internet is not the best place to get answers - always remember to talk to your doctor.
6 weeks. The most common type of transposition of the great vessels (also known as transposition of the great arteries) is d-transposition or d-tga. Infants with d-tga only are usually discharged from the hospital less than one week following surgery. The often require medication for a few weeks after surgery. The breast bone, which is divided to perform the surgery, fully heals in 6 weeks.