Hi, My brother had ventriculoperitoneal shunt sergery 3 weeks back.we visited doctors yesterday and they said it will take 2 more months for him to resume his normal life. Does it take so long for recovery?. Currently he is not able to balance himself. He looses balance while walking or sitting down or getting up.
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Your brain shunt recovery time in the hospital depends on the reason for the shunt and what type was inserted. Also, patients may experience difficulty with walking, talking, balance and strength after surgery. Most patients who have a shunt inserted will go home the day after surgery, but your surgeon will decide when you are ready for discharge.
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