How long does it take to recover from neck surgery?

Hospital stays after the procedure will vary based on each patient’s physical condition.

Most people are discharged the same or next day. Usually, light work can be done one to two weeks after head and neck surgery, with the return to a regular activity being achieved after six weeks. Younger patients generally recover from surgery faster than older patients.

There is a range of factors that determine how quickly you get from the operating room to your full, everyday activity, such as age, health, and lifestyle.

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