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A 31-year-old female asked:

When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
Probably yes: Almost all of the gas in the abdomen disappears within 24 hours of the surgery. If your abdomen remains tight and distended (enlarged) I might wait a few days until it resumes a more normal size. A week out from surgery there will not be a problem. Only concern is that you might be flying somewhere remote where there isn't adequate medical care if a problem develops.

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