A member asked:

When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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.

Answered Aug 17, 2019



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