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How long did your surgery take? My mother asked the PA and she said about 3 hours. I'm guessing that's worst case scenario, cause I keep reading different amounts of time.

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I was done in about 1.25 hours.

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Little over an hour.

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Yea, that's what I keep reading. I guess the doctor says 3 hours , so if I'm in there for 2hrs, my mother is not having a heart attack in waiting room thinking I should have been done an hour ago. Lol

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My surgery was about 2 hours with having my gallbladder removed also, which was said to add an extra 30-45 minutes. I didn't get moved out of recovery, to my own room, and was unable to be with my family until 3.5 hours after I went in for surgery.

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My husband thinks I was in there for close to 4 hours. Of course, I didn't know and didn't care ;)

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How long did your surgery take?

@@boosh10

hubby told me it was about one hour (don't know cuz i was asleep at the time :D )

@@Aranks mentioned her gall bladder was taken out too - causing more surgery time

many people also have a hernia removed

if you are having anything like above removed also, it will take longer

good luck :)

kathy

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Hubby said I was in there a little under 2 hours, but I also had a hernia repaired. Of course, was only "moments" for me :D

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Pre-op prep at 6 a.m.

Transported to O R 7a.m. 1st patient of the day

Into recovery around 8 a.m.

Into a patient room around 9 a.m.

3 hour wait for my boyfriend, but just seemed like a nice little nap to me.

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I think mine went pretty quick, under 2 hours. But I was #2 for surgery that day, it may have gone a little faster cause the doc was "in the zone" from preforming the 1st surgery. :P

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I think the 3 hours time frame includes time spent in recovery. IIRC that was the time to give family and friends so they could visit in your room or call. I think the 1 -2 hour time frame is pretty much the norm unless you are having multiple procedures or complications.

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Mine took about 1 1/2 hours. I also had a hernia repair.

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Actual surgery itself was about 1 1/2 hrs because I had a Hiatal Hernia repair. I think that adds abut 30 mins. 3 hours must include everything you have to go thru from check-in time to being taken to your hospital room.

Good luck with your surgery. You will be really glad you did this.

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Did you all know that you were having a hernia repaired? Or was this something the doc discovered while he was in there?

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The doc knew ahead of time to look for a hernia that showed up on th EDG scope. Once he got to actually see it, he decided that it was too small to fool with.

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