What's the recovery time following a hysterectomy and adnexectomy? How long do the internal wounds take to heal?
Mr. Jafaru Abu
Mr. Jafaru Abu
Gynaecological oncologist
Nottingham
Hysterectomy with "adnexectomy" rather than a straightforward removal of the Fallopian tubes and ovaries, usually implies a more extensive operation for a non benign indication. Most often, this is performed for ovarian masses. Also may involve taking the omentum (pad of fat in the upper abdomen) and lymph glands in the pelvis and sometimes around the aorta. Yes, this can be done by keyhole in which case recovery is usually quicker (4-6 wks) with an average hospital stay of 48hrs. However, if this was done via a midline laparotomy, the average hospital stay is usually 4 days and full recovery could take up to 3 months.

Mr. Gourab Misra
Mr. Gourab Misra
Gynaecologist, Obstetrician
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Following a keyhole hysterectomy the length of stay is one day and the usual recovery is 4 weeks.

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