How soon after spinal surgery (discetomy) can I fly?

One week. I recommend one week before travel after any surgical procedure to ensure you do not develop an infection.
Immediately. Minimally invasive discectomy allows the mass majority of patients to go home the same day of surgery. There is no contraindications to flying within the 1st 24 hours. As an antidote, a patient of mine underwent a mis discectomy and flew to hawaii that evening for vacation.

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I need to fly a week after spinal surgery (discetomy). Am I at serious risk?

Serious no, but. But your surgeon will not want you to sit straight up for a period after the operation for fear of re-rupturing the disk. Please check with your surgeon as to when they feel it is safe to fly. Read more...
no. It is not so much that you are at serious risk by flying in a plane even immediately after having surgery, but it is just that the prolonged sitting, standing, walking may increase your soreness beyond what a typical patient may experince if they are able to take it easy after surgery. Thank you. Read more...
Fly. Talk to your doctor about the risks for deep venous thrombosis. Flying as well as major surgery can both put you at risk for blood clots. Read more...