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Is travelling by flight advisable after gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: Can you advise on how long after gallbladder surgery someone should wait before getting on a flight? Days? Weeks? Successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
One week is enough!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

If you are no longer in pain, eating well and moving around, a week is enough. Surgery doesn’t constitute any limiting factor in traveling by air.

In all, a week after a successful surgery with no complications is good enough.

I wish you well.
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 2 days later
Thank you. Can you also advise on how long to wait before it is safe to drink alcohol again? Am wondering because would like to have a couple of drinks on New Year's Eve if it is safe to do so. Surgery was over two weeks ago and haven't been taking pain medication.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is safe to take a few, only a FEW!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I will suggest that you take a few. Make sure you don’t take so much. Too much alcohol in itself is not very health friendly.

I wish you well.


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