Gallbladder surgery/appendectomy disqualifier?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by AbigailPR2017, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. AbigailPR2017

    AbigailPR2017 Member

    Dec 28, 2012
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    Hi, I'm currently medically qualified through DoDMERB, but if I have gallbladder surgery or and appendectomy will that disqualify me for this application process?
  2. Dad

    Dad Member

    Apr 25, 2010
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    If you were to have abdominal surgery, you would certainly have to report it to DoDMERB and they will temporarily DQ you. They would then send you a remedial requesting a report from your surgeon indicating that you have completely recovered. However, the recovery period may extend longer than acceptable by USAFA. It is possible to receive a conditional Appointment. You HAVE to be qualified by the date indicated. They do that so you have time to get in shape for BCT.

    I am fairly certain that an appendectomy (without complications) would not be a problem. The gallbladder, I'm not sure about, but I think it would fall into the same category. The issue concerning me the most would be why you had to have your gallbladder removed.

    I sincerely hope that you do not need surgery. If you do, do not compromise your health for the hope of an Appointment. Best wishes. :thumb:

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