Take second or even third opinion also from a far away hospital from your home and clearly tell them that you are here for second opinion and for surgery at that hospital will be cumbersome for you since it is away from your house. Probably, you may get good advise.
In case, you wisely decide to go for it, take good care of following points:
Age of the patient - higher the age, more the complications
Other ailments - if present, then recovery may be a problem or prolonged
Post surgery physiotherapy - the most essential part as without it, surgery will be a fiasco
Post surgery instructions - must be followed religiously, else again there will be no benefit of surgery
Doctor's attitude - even if Doctor is a renowned one but not empathetic in post surgery consultations, you may feel some problem
Patient's attitude - Should always remain optimistic and able to bear pain, may be for 3 to 4 months.
In fact, all these situations were faced by me in my mother's case and despite having got surgery done at a leading hospital of NCR and by a renowned Doctor, my mother's mobility has dwindled drastically and limited to essential chores only.
As far as cost is concerned, it appears to be OK.
Wish you all the best. more
You are a knowledgeable person yourself, what is natural is natural and anything added on the body may have its own consequences.I know just one thing that even in worst of circumstances, surgery must be the last option to choose. You and your mother are the best person to think for your mother , dont listen to tens of people.Decide for yourself.take as many opinions as possible from various doctors.In Delhi Dr.B.D. Pandey at Fortis NOIDA is also very good. more