What To Expect After Surgery
Liver resection requires Reference general anesthesia Opens New Window. The operation can take 2 to 5 hours. A Reference blood transfusion Opens New Window is not usually needed for this operation. You may stay in the hospital for 5 to 7 days or as long as 2 weeks after surgery.
Follow-up care is needed because of the possibility that colorectal cancer will return, even if the surgery was successful. Treatment following liver resection may include Reference chemotherapy Opens New Window or Reference radiation treatments Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal