HomeAnswersInternal Medicineacute calculous cholecystitisI have a respiratory problem. Is it wise to plan gallbladder operation?

With respiratory problem, is it wise to plan gallbladder operation?

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Published At July 17, 2016
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Hi doctor,

My mother was diagnosed to have acute cholecystitis. She is 65 years old and is suffering from respiratory and heart problem. One mild stroke also happened around two years back. She had recently failed pulmonary function test. Will it be wise to plan gallbladder operation? Please reply.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com. If a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis is confirmed, it is advisable to proceed with gallbladder surgery. However, the suitability of the patient for anesthesia must be considered. In the case of your mother, who is experiencing pulmonary function test abnormalities, it is essential to identify the underlying cause of her respiratory issues and prioritize its treatment. Addressing the respiratory problem before undergoing surgery is crucial to minimize potential complications during anesthesia and the surgical procedure.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit
Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Internal Medicine

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