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From Andrew Maynard - Chair of the University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences, with help from David Faulkner - 2013 Master of Public Health graduate.
Recovery time depends on the kind of procedure, the patient's age, and health before the procedure. The following is a normal timetable for recovery from minimally invasive surgery on the abdomen:
Need To Know:
When can I go back to work?
Depending on the procedure most people feel well enough to return to work or normal daily activities three to five days after laparoscopy, although some people may need a week or more of rest.
Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS