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can i fly after laparoscopic surgery?

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Dr. Neal Hakimi
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
How long ago: was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications? The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Retained CO2 will expand as U ascend. Cabin pressurize 2 10, 000 feet. So how long ago is important as is getting the ok from Ur surgeon.
Aug 6, 2014
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Usually: Laparascopic surgery usually is not a contraindication for flying, BUT you need to ask the surgeon, as each person and each case is different. Specific surgeries for example, scopes of the joints/knees etc, may give you a mildly increased risk of Blood clots, and flying as well can be a risk for same. It is important to ask the surgeon and it is always recommended to stay active on a flight.

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