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Can you fly after surgery for a spontaneous pneumothorax?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, after some time
The surgeon and pulmonologist (lung specialist) can advise a person on how long to wait after pneumothorax surgery before flying in an airplane up high, especially if the person is a pilot.
There will be a recommended time period after the surgery, when the lungs are healing and probably attaching themselves to the inside chest wall (to make it hard for the lung to collapse down next time).

In brief: Yes, after some time
The surgeon and pulmonologist (lung specialist) can advise a person on how long to wait after pneumothorax surgery before flying in an airplane up high, especially if the person is a pilot.
There will be a recommended time period after the surgery, when the lungs are healing and probably attaching themselves to the inside chest wall (to make it hard for the lung to collapse down next time).
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Eventually
It is important you communicate with your surgeon.
He/she will provide you with post-operative instructions including encouraged activities and any limitations. Depending on the extent of surgery and how things go after surgery, your doctor will give you instructions to assure your safety.

In brief: Eventually
It is important you communicate with your surgeon.
He/she will provide you with post-operative instructions including encouraged activities and any limitations. Depending on the extent of surgery and how things go after surgery, your doctor will give you instructions to assure your safety.
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