I've had the second reoccurance of carpal tunnel syndrome within 5 years on my left hand. Just wondering what the recovery time is open carpal tunnel release vs laproscopic?

I can get open done fairly locally but the surgeon that does them laproscopicaly is about 3 hours away. The doctor that is 3 hours away is a plastic surgeon and I know one of the Neursurgeons in that town does the surgery in a private clinic, not sure if he does them in the public health system.

I'm assumng that laproscopic surgery is the preffered procedure for chair users?

If I have to end up going the open route what other factors do I need to look at beyond a surgeon that is fellowship trained in hand surgery who has eperience doing the surgery on wheelchair users?