• How many days will I be hospitalized for a hysterectomy?

    Asked by Cheryl2 on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    How many days will I be hospitalized for a hysterectomy?

    Trying to figure out how many freezer meals to prepare.

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      It varies. A hysterectomy can be done laparoscopically, or by small incisions in the abdomen, or it can be open, which is a larger incision in the abdomen. Recovery varies according to pain management, diet tolerance, and other things. i work on a unit that does them. It can be 1-2 days or longer. Make as many meals ahead of time as you can, because lifting will be limited and you'll have some pain to deal with. Good luck to you and a speedy recovery!

      almost 9 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I went in for my surgery on a Tuesday morning and was discharged at 6pm Thursday evening. It depends on what type of surgery you are having. If it is a laparoscopic or DaVinci then you will not have as long of a stay as I did after having an abdominal hysterectomy. I suggest you make enough food for a few days because you will not be able to do anything strenuous. When I got home all I did for at least 4 weeks was lay around and rest. I was on Percocet for pain the first week I was home so I slept a lot. Hopefully you have family members that can help during your recovery time. I wish you all the best of luck with your surgery. Take care.

      almost 9 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      However many your surgeon feels are necessary. Of course even then, complications could result in a longer stay, but your surgeon should certainly be able to give you an estimate for your particular case assuming all goes as planned.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Ivy's Avatar

      I went home after 23 hours following robotic surgery. However, don't assume that you'll be able to cook any time soon. Even with the best result, you can't lift much, you have difficulty getting into and out of a chair or bed, turning over in bed, can't drive or shop much less cook much, and so on. If you make and freeze too many meals you'll just be ahead of the game later.

      almost 9 years ago
    • dbain1990's Avatar

      I had the Da Vinci robot hysterectomy. They make five little incisions in your belly area and take the uterus out through your vagina. I was up walking around slowly the morning of the second day and was released to go home that afternoon. It takes awhile to heal from the surgery, but it is a lot better than the old way.. Good luck with your surgery.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I had an abdominal hysterectomy plus my tumor, ovaries, fallopian tubes removed, and debulking. I had my surgery on a Monday and left on Saturday (5 days).

      almost 9 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I was in the hospital for 6 days. But then again I did have a radical hysterectomy with open abdomen incision. The incision was from my pubic bone to about 3 inches below my rib cage. They had to go higher up due to lymph nodes affected and also to check further up for cancer spreading.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar

      Had my oncology appointment yesterday and found out I will have robotic surgery and go home the next day.

      almost 9 years ago

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