• Hospital stay length

    Asked by banditwalker on Thursday, September 5, 2013

    Hospital stay length

    How long did anyone stay in the hospital after surgery?
    They are telling me outpatient whether it is lumpectomy or bilateral.

    52 Answers from the Community

    52 answers
    • pressinfwd's Avatar

      I had bilateral and stayed in the hospital one night. I thought it was a little too soon at first but as long as you have the support at home, it's better to recover at home. I also had a visiting nurses for a couple of wks.

      over 7 years ago
    • Connieguth's Avatar

      I was in for three days but I had left breast mastectomy and reconstruction during same surgery.

      about 7 years ago
    • mofields' Avatar

      I had a radical mastectomy with TE put in and 3 lymph nodes taken out and stayed just the night of the surgery day. Then this past Wednesday had the exchange surgery with latissimus dorsal flap, fat graft and tweaking of the healthy breast. Again stayed there overnight, home the next day. So far, so good. Learned a lot about pain medication after the first surgery where I did not do well with the narcotics. On pain meds, but no narcotic ones.

      over 6 years ago

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