• Flying after brain surgery

    Asked by saddee on Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Flying after brain surgery

    Husband had glio removed last August and I was wondering if anyone has had any problems flying? I am worried about pressure.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      You will need to consult his neurologist. Generally it is allowed unless he has increased intercranial pressure. Some airlines might require a letter from his physician and especially if a titanium plate was placed during the craineotomy. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • creed0608's Avatar

      My husband had one removed in May, 2011, and we flew from NJ to Bahamas in August, 2011. He had no problems at all! We also asked his neurologist beforehand, who gave the green light, but there were no problems! The trip did us a lot of good! Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • tervin's Avatar

      Definitely check with his doctor. I had my surgery in April then flew with no problems after my doctor gave the ok. Titanium plate didn't have any effect. Good luck.

      over 4 years ago

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