A 56-year-old member asked:
after femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly on a plane?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Vorhies answered
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends, of course: Open bypass surgery usually requires 2-3 days in the hospital to regain adequate activity to go home, then again a slow return to regular activity in 2-4 weeks. Air travel should be ok within 2 weeks after surgery, depending on one's activity level.
Answered on May 1, 2019
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