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how soon can I fly following hernia operation

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas Yajko
52 years experience General Surgery
2-3 days : No luggage lifting for 3-4 weeks.
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Use your judgment: Air travel after hernia repair has no specific restriction. Use your judgment, an base your decision on factors such as how long ago the operation was ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
If really necessary : It is hard to believe 3 decades ago after hernia repair not allowed even get out of bed ! now quick ambulation is the rule, ideal time is to wait fo ... Read More
Dr. Sabha Ganai
20 years experience Surgical Oncology
Typically: You should ask your surgeon, but normally, yes. I am assuming this is a hernia of the abdominal wall and not involving the chest.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Check with your Dr: More than likely, you may be able to fly one week after hernia repair, just check with your doctor.
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Dr. John Langell
22 years experience General Surgery
No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain afte ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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If laparoscopic: 24-48 hrs after surgery.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, you should be: worried if you are in a lot of pain. If your pain is related to the hernia, you should not wait to have surgery as pain usually means incarcerated bo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: As reported, your hubby had uneventful minimally invasive abdominal hernia repair - not specified; congratulation! Clinically and generally speaking, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: What type of hernia? Usually an outpatient surgery for a minor hernia, a few days of moderate discomfort treated with pain medication, no heavy work o ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
27 years experience General Surgery
Depends.: The best answer to your question would be from the surgeon who performed the operation. How long after? How big of a hernia? Was mesh used? Where w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Depends on the type of work, but generally can go back to light work in about a week after surgery and no heavy work for about 4-6 weeks. Get specific ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Not all hernia operations are the same. Generally, open inguinal hernia repair is 2-4 weeks, and lap inguinal is 1-2 weeks. Ventral hernia repair is s ... Read More

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