The recovery time after a ureteral stent depends on the amount of pain and number of complications, if any, that develop after the ureteroscopy procedure. Most patients typically go home within 48 hours of the surgery and can quickly return to work and their normal activities, according to Urology West.
If work consists of minimal physical activity, such as light office work, then the patient can return to work whenever he feels good enough to do so. A job that involves a strenuous amount of manual labor, such as climbing, digging or constructing, necessitates permission from a doctor or consultant, explains Urology West. A dislodging of the stent can cause intestinal pain or difficulty in passing urine, which can extend a patient's convalescence period.