Recovery after surgery

After every surgery there is a period of recovery. How long this takes will depend on your age, the type of surgery you had, and your general health. It may take a few days or a week to recover from a less complex operation, but it can take a few months to recover from major surgery. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice, and try to be patient and allow yourself time to recover.

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