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Is pyeloplasty surgery safe and feasible for the elderly?

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Dr. V. N. S. Parinam

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: What about pyloplasty surgery for women over 60? Is it safe?

Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 44 minutes later
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Are you talking about Pyeloplasty, a procedure to reconstruct the ureteropelvic junction to restore the flow of urine?

I see that there was stenting done there.

Yes, you can get the procedure done if there is a functioning kidney there.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 10 hours later
I am 82 years old. The doctor I saw yesterday said they don't do it on people over 60. He said it is a 4-1/2 hour surgery and dangerous for heart attack and stroke. He does not want to do it. He said if I lose the kidney I still have one that works. Should I pursue this or what?
Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Surgery may not be recommended.

Detailed Answer:


It does not make sense and efforts to do it in an 82 yr old.
Your doctor was right in rejecting the surgery.

It becomes a necessary procedure for you if your other kidney is working well.

So you do not have to pursue this further with any other doctor for opinions.

Dr. Suma Parinam, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng

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