Surgery Recovery Time...


New Member
Is there a reference regarding surgery recovery minimums and procedures? I have these whom is getting her gall bladder removed and another who is recovering from weight loss surgery. Does the general surgeon have the ability to release a patient who possess a valid third class medical for flight??

Thanks in advance for your help!

My Flight Surgeon

Sr. Aviation Medical Examiner
The time will vary depending on the surgical procedure, the patient, any complications, etc. Experienced surgeons can give you a ball park number but everyone is different.

For most surgery like gall bladder, as soon as the surgeon releases you from his care, you can fly.