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Does it take a long time for vats-related nerve damage to heal?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Although vats incisions are small, they still require cutting through skin, tissue and possibly nerves.
This may lead to chronic numbness or even pain. Nerves grow back 1mm per day.

In brief: It can
Although vats incisions are small, they still require cutting through skin, tissue and possibly nerves.
This may lead to chronic numbness or even pain. Nerves grow back 1mm per day.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If the nerve damage is to skin and muscle the nerve may take a long time to regrow.
Sometimes numbeness or neuropathic (nerve related) pain may take 6-12 months to go away completely. The good news is that there are a lot of new medications to help with pain control after vats.

In brief: Yes
If the nerve damage is to skin and muscle the nerve may take a long time to regrow.
Sometimes numbeness or neuropathic (nerve related) pain may take 6-12 months to go away completely. The good news is that there are a lot of new medications to help with pain control after vats.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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