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Traveling for surgery?

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Traveling for surgery?
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:36:47 PM »
I am planning on traveling 4-5 hours to NY for surgery. If there are no complications, am I clear to return home after the surgery? I know typically surgeons require post-op check ops. How would this work, being so far away? 

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Re: Traveling for surgery?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 06:46:14 PM »
Just travel back for your post-op check up! If it worth going that far for the surgery, it equally worth it to go back for the post op as well!

Re: Traveling for surgery?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 07:04:40 PM »
Don't know who your surgeon is but when I have patients who live many hours away, I strongly recommend that they stay at least overnight so that I can check them the next day before they travel home.  Just being careful and safe.  It is not a good idea to have surgery and then travel 5 hours immediately after the procedure.

Dr Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs 
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastiasurgery.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastianewyork.com/revi

Re: Traveling for surgery?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 11:34:50 PM »
Thank you. Staying overnight is no problem. But I'd rather not have to make another trip back unwarranted. Assuming everything goes well, do you think it is safe to drive the day after surgery?

Re: Traveling for surgery?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 06:57:04 AM »
Yes, assuming all is well, then it should be possible for you to travel on the day after surgery.

Dr Jacobs


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