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Doctor insights on: How Long Should I Wait After My Bypass Surgery Before Taking A Long Plane Trip

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How long should I wait after my bypass surgery before taking a long plane trip?

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 more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more


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How long should I wait before I will undergo a takedown surgery on gastric bypass surgery?

How long should I wait before I will undergo a takedown surgery on gastric bypass surgery?

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 more

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How long do you have to wait after gastric bypass surgery to get reconstructive surgery?

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 more

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How soon can I travel in a car after bypass surgery? How long after bypass surgery can I travel in a car?

Car: Travel in a car is possible going home from the hospital post cabg. We don't recommend sitting behind a steering wheel for over 6 weeks post sternal splitting surgery. Long car trip should await healing and reconditioning post op. ...Read more

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How long it will take to recover after bypass surgery? is saying any bad news bad for the health of the patient?

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

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How long is recovery time for gastric bypass surgery?

How long is recovery time for gastric bypass surgery?

Recovery time: About 2 weeks before you would return to a desk job. No strenuous activity for about 6 weeks. After that you can do whatever you want. ...Read more

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How long does heart bypass surgery last?

How long does heart bypass surgery last?

It varies.: The average cardiac surgeries take about four hours but the actual time on the heart lung machine (bypass time) is about two hours. These time vary depending on the complexity of the procedure being performed. ...Read more

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