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My partner is getting lavh,bso vs tah,bso. She has a mass on tube and they say because she is 300 lbs. They have to do it through her stomach. My question is she has Copd, sleep apnea, congested heart failure and afib, what are her chances of coming through this successfully? I'm very frightened for her. They wouldn't fix a miniscus tear because she was too high risk. Please give me the most honest, realistic answer you can please. Her operation is nov.11. Thank you
your partner definitely has some risks for surgery.
my advice is as follows:
2 aspects of this surgery are important
1- the surgeon: how many procedures of this type does she/he do per month? if less than 8, I would be cautious. Also how many patient do they operate on with this kind of weight?
2- anesthesia. What kind of hospital if she going to? She should be operated on at a tertiary care hospital with a busy surgical intensive care unit.
This is not the time for surgery in a community hospital
I hope everything goes well
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