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Would It Be Possible for a Male, 67yo, with Pace Maker to Have Implant Surgery Done?

Good health other than pace maker.

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That totally depends on what kind of implant we are talking about and your general overall health condition and state.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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What kind of implant are we talking about here?  Are you on blood thinners?  I have performed surgery on individuals with pacemakers.  Find out from your cardiologist what precautions are necessary especially if done under general anesthesia.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implant for 67 yo Male with Pacemaker


    The answer to this will depend upon the location of the pacemaker on the chest wall and the relative depth at which it sits.  In addition, electrocautery can interfere with this, and the pacemaker may have to be adjusted prior to surgery. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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