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What are my chances of survival after surgery?

What are my chances of survival after surgery?

Excellent: Depends on type f surgery but most elective surgery carries a risk of mortality far less than 1%. ...Read more

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I am 63 years old. Am going to have six way bypass done. Other than that, very healthy. What are my chances of survival during surgery and after?

 I am 63 years old. Am going to have six way bypass done. Other than that, very healthy. What are my chances of survival during surgery and after?

Excellent: actually open heart surgery is on of the safest surgery ever you chance of surviving the operation is more than 99% after surgery you are like a young guy with a new hart specially after you finish the rehab good luck with your surgery ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the chances of survival after surgery of a 76 yr old with emphysema?

Could you tell me what's the chances of survival after surgery of a 76 yr old with emphysema?

See your doctor: Even patients with severe lung disease can have some surgeries...Your risk for complications depends on the type of surgery and the type of anesthesia used. You should consult your physician prior to any surgery, and you should consider seeing a lung doctor as well, especially if the surgery involves the lungs. ...Read more

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I am a 27 years old female with a 3 cm unruptured brain aneurysm. Whar are my chances of survival without a surgery?

I am a 27 years old female with a 3 cm unruptured brain aneurysm. Whar are my chances of survival without a surgery?

3cm is a large: aneurysm when it appears in your brain. If it bursts, it would be catastrophic. Please follow your doctors' advice regarding its treatment in order to avoid this from happening. ...Read more

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Half thyroid needs to be removed.Docs say 40% chance of cancer. If so than all of it. What is chance of survival & is surgery high risk? Thx

Half thyroid needs to be removed.Docs say 40% chance of cancer. If so than all of it. What is chance of survival & is surgery high risk? Thx

Prognosis is good: Thyroid cancer is a very non aggressive type of cancer. It is rare for people to die of thyroid cancer (unless anaplastic- a very rare form of thyroid cancer). If done by an experienced surgeon, thyroid surgery has a very low risk. You should follow through with what has been recommended. ...Read more

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My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. what is her chance of survival. she is 79 years old.

My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. what is her chance of survival. she is 79 years old.

Not enough info.: I'm so sorry she's ill! It is impossible to give you a precise answer, since we don't know the cause or extent of the damage, or her general condition before this happened. Since she is getting surgery, someone feels like that will improve her chances, which is good. Time will tell. When talking to the surgeon, have a list of questions ready and make sure you right down the answers, for later. ...Read more

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What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?

What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?

Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons. http://goo.gl/kawno. ...Read more

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My mother has mitral valve stenosis, orifice area 1 CM sq. LA size is 6.4 cm. She is on AF. What are her chances of survival without surgery for 5 yrs?

My mother has mitral valve stenosis, orifice area 1 CM sq. LA size is 6.4 cm. She is on AF. What are her chances of survival without surgery for 5 yrs?

Need more info: This can only be answered by her cardiologist who knows her total medical history. There are a lot of variables including age, other illnesses and general health. ...Read more

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After surgery, i am diagnosed with a 1.2cm, grade 2, clear cell, RCC. Survival rates vary between sources on the net. What is my life exp? I am 35 now

After surgery, i am diagnosed with a 1.2cm, grade 2, clear cell, RCC. Survival rates vary between sources on the net. What is my life exp? I am 35 now

Normal.: Assuming the surgical margins were clear (you didn't state if you had a partial nephrectomy or radical nephrectomy (vs cryotherapy/RFA with renal biopsy), your life expectancy would be "normal" for your age - of course, you'd need to practice a healthy lifestyle and diet, avoid smoke/smokers, exercise regularly ("daily")......... ...Read more