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Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is safe to resume commercial air travel about 4 weeks after a stroke or craniotomy.
Earlier if absolutely required and approved by your treating physician.

In brief: Yes

It is safe to resume commercial air travel about 4 weeks after a stroke or craniotomy.
Earlier if absolutely required and approved by your treating physician.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Nader Pouratian
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Once recovered from surgery, one should be able to fly without restriction.
However, individual surgeons may vary as to when exactly you can fly.

In brief: Yes

Once recovered from surgery, one should be able to fly without restriction.
However, individual surgeons may vary as to when exactly you can fly.
Dr. Nader Pouratian
Dr. Nader Pouratian
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Maybe

Talk to your neurologist/neurosurgeon about your particular case but in general, once your stroke and post-operative status have stabilized, air flight should be ok.

In brief: Maybe

Talk to your neurologist/neurosurgeon about your particular case but in general, once your stroke and post-operative status have stabilized, air flight should be ok.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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