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How long it takes to recover after operating herniated disc L5 S1?

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Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari

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Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 in Osteoporosis
Question: Looking for an approximate cost and average recovery period for an operation on herniated disc L5 S1 ( Microdisectomy )
Answered by Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari 3 hours later
Cost depends upon many factors and if you want to do it in India, it would cost around Rs 2-2.5 lakhs Indian rupee, which is a rough estimate.

Recovery would be gradual. You will be able to do routine things in 2 weeks and but need to take the things little easier in first 6 wks.

Let me know if you have more concerns.


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