How long to wait for surgery after pneumonia?
Answer: Pneumonia and surgery Thanks for your inquiry and assuming you are healed without any more symptoms then you should be okay given it will be over two months. Best if you discuss your planned surgery with your medical doctor to make sure he/she agrees you are healed and ready for surgery.
Is it safe to proceed with surgery after pneumonia? Pneumonia is a serious disease which kills many people every year and no ethical surgeon would subject you to Cosmetic Surgery under general anesthesia with a recent history of pneumonia.The safest course would be to contact your Plastic surgeon.
When does pneumonia develop in a postoperative patient? Introduction Postoperative pneumonia can be defined as either hospital-acquired pneumonia (pneumonia developing 48 – 72 h after admission) or ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP, pneumonia developing 48 – 72 h after endotracheal intubation) occurring in the post-surgical patient.
How long does it take to recover from pneumonia? If your pneumonia is so severe that you are treated in the hospital, you may be given intravenous fluids and antibiotics, as well as oxygen therapy, and possibly other breathing treatments. It may take time to recover from pneumonia. Some people feel better and are able to return to their normal routines within a week.
When to get a chest X-ray for pneumonia? It is important to get a chest x-ray to look for pneumonia if you have a fever within 48 to 72 hours of surgery. What is the usual timeline of pneumonia after surgery? Strictly speaking, pneumonia that is diagnosed within 48 to 72 hours of surgery is considered pneumonia related to the surgery.