Elective Surgery Considerations for Seniors

As you age, your body needs more time to recuperate from many things, including surgeries. Thus, if you are considering elective surgery and you're a senior, there are some things to consider. Derby Health and Rehab offers short-term post-surgery rehabilitation services for seniors in Derby. Continue reading to learn some things to think about when it comes to surgeries, and get in touch with us today!

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Overall General Health

Surgery can be difficult to recover from, but, in general, the better health you are in, the more likely your recovery will be successful and quick. It's a good idea to get a physical exam by your doctor before undertaking any elective surgeries in order to assess your overall general health.

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Chronic Conditions

Chronic health conditions can play a role in your recovery from an elective surgery. Some chronic conditions may also inhibit your recovery. If you have a chronic health condition, it's imperative to speak to your doctor before any type of surgery.

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Mental Health Status

Mental health plays an important role in recovery. In fact, recovery itself can be correlated to your mental fortitude, especially if there is a lot of physical therapy involved. You want to be sure you are able to understand the surgical process, the medications needed afterwards, and the like before an elective surgery.

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Recovery Support & Help

It's a good idea to assess your recovery support and help after an elective surgery. You cannot underestimate the value of having someone help you with daily tasks and put together a physical therapy program for you if necessary. Derby Health and Rehabilitation offers short-term rehab services who need it after surgery. Get in touch today.


Derby Health and Rehabilitation is proud to serve Derby and the greater Wichita area with top-rated rehab and long-term care needs. We offer a variety of services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Get in touch with our team, and schedule a tour today!