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How soon after spinal surgery (discetomy) can I fly?
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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery
In brief: One week
I recommend one week before travel after any surgical procedure to ensure you do not develop an infection.

In brief: One week
I recommend one week before travel after any surgical procedure to ensure you do not develop an infection.
Dr. David Lundin
Dr. David Lundin
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
Thank
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