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How Long Should I Wait After My Bypass Surgery Before Taking A Long Plane Trip
This varies: Keep in mind, some patients travel by plane to get their surgery. In general, some risks of flying involve development of blood clots, that risk is elevated during the initial post op period. Avoided by keeping active(walk when permitted), hydration. Your surgeon will tell you. Uncomplicated surgery, 3 weeks. Again, talk to your surgeon. Sternal wires may set off certain alarm types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely needed. : A takedown or reversal of a gastric bypass is feasible, but quite rare (only 1/1000). Usually, there is some other problem (gallstones, ulcer, obstruction) that can be fixed, rather than reversal. Even a temporary feeding tube for a few months would be preferable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Massive Weight Loss: From gastric bypass surgery will result in a remarkable change in your body. There will be excesses of skin everywhere as well as loss of breast volume. Much of this can be improved through plastic surgery but most plastic surgeons would like for you to recover at least a year from your surgery and to reach a plateau in your weight where you diet and exercise are maintaining you weight easily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How soon can I travel in a car after bypass surgery? How long after bypass surgery can I travel in a car?
How long it will take to recover after bypass surgery? is saying any bad news bad for the health of the patient?
Months, variable: Everyone is different. A lot depends on age, severity of illness and degree of vigor vs. frailty. On average younger people can expect to be back at full strength in 2-3 months. Over age 70, it is more like 3-4 months. The stronger you are going in to surgery, the quicker the recovery. It varies from person to person. ...Read more
Gastric bypass : About 2-3 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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