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Is plane travel bad for postop patients ?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Can be

It depends entirely on the surgery.
If the surgery was an ENT procedure, then pressure on the ears or sinuses could be a problem. If there are complications such as infection or bleeding from any surgery, then also yes. Fatigue, stress, dehydration, and jet lag can all affect how you feel but many post-op patients can fly without serious problems. Ask the surgeon for advice.

In brief: Can be

It depends entirely on the surgery.
If the surgery was an ENT procedure, then pressure on the ears or sinuses could be a problem. If there are complications such as infection or bleeding from any surgery, then also yes. Fatigue, stress, dehydration, and jet lag can all affect how you feel but many post-op patients can fly without serious problems. Ask the surgeon for advice.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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