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How long does it take to fully recover from a laparoscopic appendectomy?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 1 to 2 weeks

If it is routine (not ruptured and no complications) usually 1 or 2 days in the hospital.
Most people can return to desk jobs in a week, to most activities in 2 weeks. Contact sports or very heavy lifting may require three weeks.

In brief: 1 to 2 weeks

If it is routine (not ruptured and no complications) usually 1 or 2 days in the hospital.
Most people can return to desk jobs in a week, to most activities in 2 weeks. Contact sports or very heavy lifting may require three weeks.
Dr. Richard Orr
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In brief: Very Soon

After uncomplicated laparoscopic appendectomy patients will be discharged imeeditatly after return of bowel function ( peristalasis ) will be home in 24 hrs.
With in 2 to 3 days will be able to walk and move around, minimum pain will be driving in 8 to 9 days., end of 3rd wk will be able to resume full function.Complicated cases abscess, peritonitis and bowel obstruction longer recovery time.

In brief: Very Soon

After uncomplicated laparoscopic appendectomy patients will be discharged imeeditatly after return of bowel function ( peristalasis ) will be home in 24 hrs.
With in 2 to 3 days will be able to walk and move around, minimum pain will be driving in 8 to 9 days., end of 3rd wk will be able to resume full function.Complicated cases abscess, peritonitis and bowel obstruction longer recovery time.
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