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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can i fly?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Passenger? pilot?: I have had patients (mostly students) who fly home to family the same day or the next day after surgery. I generally tell my patients who pilot planes to "stay grounded" until they don't need pain medications to be comfortable. You most certainly cannot fly if you are on narcotics prescribed after surgery.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
General Surgery 25 years experience
3-5 daya: If things go well during surgery and you are felling ok, there are no real issues about flying. I would ask your doctor first, however, if he / she is ok with it.

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