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I have a recent medtronics interstim neurosacacral implant

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I have a recent medtronics interstim neurosacacral implant in my buttocks, model # ***** I have TSA approval, but this was done after I got the approval. I cannot have any ultrasound at all. Will this pose a problem?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  Longhorn Lawyer replied 5 months ago.

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ANSWER: Persons with medical implants can still travel. If you cannot go through the security protocol (i.e., either of the two types of walk through scanners), then you will have to undergo a physical pat down of your person. A letter from the doctor would also be helpful, but the letter, alone will not be enough to get through.

Be prepared for some delays due to this issue.

You can also contact TSA Cares to have someone at the airport assist you to get through the process more smoothly. And you can print a card on which you can write down your medical issue and present it to the TSA officer in a more discreet way, if you would like.

TSA Cares:

If you call TSA Cares at least 72 hours before the flight, you can get assistance getting through the lines quicker, due to age or medical condition/disability:

Here is the number that you can call to contact TSA Cares for assistance. 1 - 855 - 787 - 2227.

The hours of operation for the TSA Cares help line are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. EST and weekends and Holidays 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST.

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