As an approximate guide, a surgeon will take less than 15 minutes for a minor operation, 15 to 30 minutes on an intermediate operation and 30 minutes or more on a major operation. To this must be added the time to induce anaesthesia and come out of the anaesthetic. Following surgery, the time spent in hospital has been reduced over recent years. The once fashionable belief that rest in bed was beneficial proved to be unfounded and actually dangerous contributing to the risks of thromboembolism (surgery risks) and wound infection. Many minor and intermediate operations may be performed on a day case basis and patients having conventional hysterectomy (hysterectomy) can often be home within two to five days.

style='font-size:11.0pt'>After a major operation, it may take two or three weeks until you have your full strength back. It is probably wise to avoid driving for at least four weeks; insurance companies may be unhappy should a problem arise earlier. Even after a minor operation, the anaesthetic may have effects for a couple of days.


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