A 30-year-old member asked:
Is age 72 too old to have hiatial hernia repair or i will be ok?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Surgeons often perform hiatal hernia repairs on patients your age. Whether you are a candidate depends on your overall health. If you have significant reflux or pain you should consult with a surgeon who performs these repairs to determine whether you are a good candidate.
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Surgery 31 years experience
Not necessarily: It all depend on your underlying medical problems. In experienced hands, this is a safe operation. Studies suggest higher complications in this age group, likely due to underlying medical conditions, namely pulmonary or cardiac. This is an operation that should be done be and experienced surgeon who does the operation frequently.
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Bariatrics 23 years experience
Hiatal hernia: As long as you are relatively healthy, 72 is not too old to have surgery.
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Last updated Feb 17, 2015
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