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Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?
5 doctors weighed in

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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