Head and neck surgery

Procedure Sedentary admin Sedentary light manual Active light manual Heavy manual Physically demanding
Hemi-thyroidectomy 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-4 weeks 2-8 weeks 3-8 weeks
Subtotal thyroidectomy 1-3 weeks 1-3 weeks 1-4 weeks 2-8 weeks 3-8 weeks
Total thyroidectomy 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-4 weeks 2-8 weeks 3-8 weeks
Parotid gland removal 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2-4 weeks 2-4 weeks
Submandibular gland removal 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-4 weeks
Wisdom teeth removal 1-3 days 1-3 days 1-3 days 3-4 days 3-4 days
Nasal septoplasty 3-7 days 3-7 days 3-7 days 7-14 days 6-12 weeks