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gallbladder surgery can age effect recovery?

I am wondering if the age of a person could have an effect on the outcome of the healing process?
my Mom will go in for the Laparoscopic procedure tomorrow. She is 79 years old, but her doctors can not believe that she is that age. She looks great! and is in pretty good shape for her age. You might think 55..but No way 79. She has taken very good care of herself all of her life. Most of the post kind of scare me. I am thinking about asking her to have the doctor allow her to stay a couple of days in the hospital before going home. Her husband will be careing for her and he is pretty frail but willing to do all he can. Please pray for my Mom to heal quickly with little to No major pain! thank you and I do hope that everyone starts to feel better real soon!
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replied January 22nd, 2015

Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Age is a very important factor both for procedures, anesthesia and recovery status. Considering your mother in healthy phase, she might be a fit for surgery. using minimal invasive procedure and hoping for the best is the key there. I am sure she will combat this easy procedure successfully with full recovery. Good Luck.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care

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