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How long after after heart bypass surgery can you fly?

How long after after heart bypass surgery can you fly?

2-6 weeks: If you're recovering well, 2 weeks would be early but possible. 6 weeks would be entirely reasonable.

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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.

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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

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How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

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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How long before flying on an airline, after I have cataract surgery?

How long before flying on an airline, after I have cataract surgery?

None: Cataract surgery does not prevent you from flying even right after surgery. There are certain retinal surgery where gas is inserted in your eyes that you should not be flying, due to gas expansion with altitude.

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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.

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Is it ok to fly after strabismus surgery? If not how long should I wait to travel?

Is it ok to fly after strabismus surgery? If not how long should I wait to travel?

Don't see a reason: Not to fly in a pressurized passenger plane, but why not ask the surgeon who performed the surgery about all the do's and don't 's, after the surgery?

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How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

Flying after surgery: That decision should be left up to your surgeon as your surgeon will be the one taking care of you if any problems develop from traveling. Aircraft are pressurized to the equivalent of being at 8000 feet.

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How long should you wait to fly from london to australia after having ruptured Achilles tendon surgery?

How long should you wait to fly from london to australia after having ruptured Achilles tendon surgery?

Depends: If you are in a cast and the ankle immobilized, flying carries a higher risk of developing a DVT (deep vein thrombosis or blood clot in the leg). If you are walking around than it should be fine. But ideally you should wait until your ankle is not immobilzed.

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Following femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly?

Following femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly?

It depends: ... Mostly on how you are doing. If you can walk, sit, and move around, and if your wound is healing well, you should be able to fly after your discharge from the hospital.

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After femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly on a plane?

After femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly on a plane?

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.

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I will be traveling for femoral artery (leg) bypass surgery. How long before I would be able to fly back home?

I will be traveling for femoral artery (leg) bypass surgery. How long before I would be able to fly back home?

Depends: A lot hinges on how you do. Once you are walking, eating, voiding, and your incision looks good, there is no reason for you to stay. You will be on Aspirin and probably plavix, (clopidogrel) so travel should not be a problem. If you are concerned, there should be a vascular surgeon closer to you who could do the surgery.

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Apendicitis: how long after surgery can you go back to work?

Apendicitis: how long after surgery can you go back to work?

Depends on: Extent of surgery and type of work. I would estimate 1-2 weeks as a general rule, but ask your surgeon for specific recommendation.

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How long after surgery can metal rods be removed from your leg?

How long after surgery can metal rods be removed from your leg?

When fx heals: Hard ware stays till the fracture completely heals, shows good callous tissue forms, may take 8 to 10 wks some timeseven more.

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If you have no bone flap in your head and awaiting surgery, can you fly in medevac?

If you have no bone flap in your head and awaiting surgery, can you fly in medevac?

Most likely: You mean you have defect in your skull waiting staged procedure, to fill the gap in the skull, if it is the problem, then you must clear with your neurosurgeon, most likely he will not allow, for fear of injury to brain.

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I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

If laparoscopic, 2 w: If it is done laparoscopically, possibly as soon as 2 weeks. If an Open procedure is done, most would recommend about 2 to 3 months.

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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

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How long should I wait to return to work after surgery?

Depends on surgery: So return to work is very variable based upon what kind of surgery you had and what kind of work you do. Best to do is to discuss with your surgeon who can give you a better estimate. The times can vary from a few days for minor surgeries to several weeks for complex surgeries and work that requires lots of intense activity or heavy lifting.