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V12Merlin
07-09-2018, 03:17 PM
Anyone have experience dealing with the FAA on this elective surgery?


Excargodog
07-09-2018, 06:58 PM
Anyone have experience dealing with the FAA on this elective surgery?

Application Process for Medical Certification
Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History
i. Stomach, liver, or intestinal trouble
The applicant should provide history and treatment, pertinent medical records, current status report, and medication. If a surgical procedure was done, the applicant must provide operative and pathology reports.

It requires review, but unless serious side-effects (dumping syndrome or hypoglycemia would tend to be the most troublesome from an aeromedical perspective) after surgery, approval tends to be almost routine.



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