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How fast to recover from a laparoscopic appendectomy?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Pretty quick

Most people go home within 24 hours.
Normal eating and bowel movements in 1-2 days. Back to work or school within a week. But remember- no heavy lifting for 6 weeks!

In brief: Pretty quick

Most people go home within 24 hours.
Normal eating and bowel movements in 1-2 days. Back to work or school within a week. But remember- no heavy lifting for 6 weeks!
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: 7-10 days

Most people are discharged home within 24 hrs after surgery (if the appendix was not ruptured) and may return to work/school within 7-10 days.
Depending on your age and overall health, you may return to sports and exercise within a few weeks, as well.

In brief: 7-10 days

Most people are discharged home within 24 hrs after surgery (if the appendix was not ruptured) and may return to work/school within 7-10 days.
Depending on your age and overall health, you may return to sports and exercise within a few weeks, as well.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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