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How long before flying after cataract surgery?

How long before flying after cataract surgery?

No restriction: As long as no gas was placed at the tine of your cataract surgery (which would be rare) then there is no restriction on flying postoperatively. ...Read more

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After surgery how many days should pass for flying?

After surgery how many days should pass for flying?

ASK YOUR SURGEON: it is really depend on what kind of surgery you had and how traveling could affect it the best way is to ask your surgeon good luck ...Read more

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Told that 11 year daughter needs lat. Release arthiscopy. How soon after surgery and pt can she fly - we live abroad and 2 long haul flights from usa?

Told that 11 year daughter needs lat. Release arthiscopy.  How soon after surgery and pt can she fly - we live abroad and 2 long haul flights from usa?

2-3 weeks: She should be able to manage a long flight a couple of weeks after the surgery. I would try to make arrangements with the airline for bulkhead seats to give her a little extra leg room. Also, make sure your pt person shows her motions to do with the affected leg in-flight to reduce stiffness and reduce chances of blood clots. ...Read more

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How soon can a 60 year old fly after gallbladder surgery?

How soon can a 60 year old fly after gallbladder surgery?

Next day: If the surgery went without complications and person does not have significant discomfort and he needs to fly, there are no contraindications. If you can easily delay the flight it is always wise to be close to the surgeon who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more

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I had shoulder reconstruction surgery on the 22nd oct. Will it he safe to fly on 10th nov?

I had shoulder reconstruction surgery on the 22nd oct. Will it he safe to fly on 10th nov?

Too soon: Recovery from shoulder surgery is a long & complicated process & so see how you do with physiotherapy & decide your travel.Avoid carrying any luggage on that side. ...Read more

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Dad had CABG surgery 1 year ago and seems to be fine. Are there any problems with flying for him -- or can he fly without concern?

Dad had CABG surgery 1 year ago and seems to be fine.  Are there any problems with flying for him -- or can he fly without concern?

S/p CABG: Only problems with flying would be if he were a pilot. Would need cardiac eval including stress test. A normal plane passenger - ok to fly if clinically stable. ...Read more

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Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

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. ...Read more

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