When Can I Go Back To Work After Bypass Surgery?


Question: When can I go back to work after bypass surgery?

Answer: People go back to work at different times. It really depends on the type of job and how much labor they have to do, how much physical labor that you're doing. People that have more of a desk job, we actually have patients in the hospital that are on their laptops answering emails. In a sense they're starting back already.

Many patients these days, between two and four weeks afterwards, will start back -- especially if they can do part-time half days if they have a desk job. Between about four and six weeks, most people are already back to work. And except for the ones that are really sort of, doing a lot of heavy physical construction type labor, most people by six weeks are back to work full-time.

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