Asked by: Surjeet Vanderfuhrmedical health surgery
Is it safe to travel after surgery?
Last Updated: 8th March, 2020
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Similarly, how long after surgery can you travel?
Types of surgery As a rough guide, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)says that before flying, you should allow: 1 dayafter simple cataract or corneal laser surgery. 1 dayafter a colonoscopy. 1 to 2 days after keyholesurgery.
Additionally, when can you fly after abdominal surgery? Major chest or abdominal surgery: Serious chest or abdominal invasions –such as coronary artery bypass graft – will requirethe patient to wait at least 10 days before boarding aflight.
In this regard, how do you travel after surgery?
Avoid travel for at least a month aftersurgery. Move as much as possible during the trip. If you'retraveling by plane, bus or train, stand, stretch and walkdown the aisles. During car trips, take a break to walk and stretchat least every three to four hours.
Is it safe to fly after meniscus surgery?
Two to three days if returning home. It is always preferable towait four to six weeks after any lower limb surgeryto fly. Short local or interstate flights earlierthan this are probably acceptable, but the risk of blood clots isgreater than normal.