Double Bypass surgery

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Date Joined Sep 2014
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   Posted 9/5/2014 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm just asking to see how safe double by pass surgery is. My dad who is 69 years old is going into the Hospital in the next 5 weeks to have this surgery done. Originally the doctors thought that he may only need a stent put in it, however after he had an angiogram done, they found that it was more complicated than that. My dad takes medication for diabetes as he has had it for a couple of years. Will he be okay after the surgery??

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   Posted 9/6/2014 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello.I don't know the answer to that.

Hopfully someone can give you some info.

Take care,

53 yr old male.SSDI since 2009.Bulges at L5-S1.......L2-L3.Spinal Stenosis.Arthritis,Degenerative Rt Knee.Scoped x2.Assorted Meds.

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   Posted 9/6/2014 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Frances an welcome to HW. Did you post this as well in the Heart forum here? I'm going to attempt to answer your question here but if you have not been to our heart forum I suggest that you check it out if you have any questions about your Dad's recovery.

Bypass procedures are very common these days and the procedure itself has progressed a lot from 15 years ago. There are always risks as with any surgery but it's so much safer now. There was a time these patients spent 8-10 hours in surgery versus 2-5 now. Up to a month in ICU and another week inpatient, now 2-3 days ICU and 1-2 inpatient an home within less than a week for no complications. His age and chronic disease will certainly have some bearing on those numbers but he should still do OK.

Most importantly is to get him back up and moving as soon as possible and not let him become too long in bed. Due to his diabetes of course healing time may be altered some and keeping him as active post op will help and increase circulation.

He should fair just fine as I said someone in the heart forum that has had the surgery versus just seeing the patients an procedure can offer you a more detailed account.

Good luck to your Dad.

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Being able to is COURAGE

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   Posted 9/6/2014 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have asked Peter to move this post to the heart forum.
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