Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery

  • Ronnie A. Rosenthal
  • Michael E. Zenilman
  • Mark R. Katlic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Physiology of Aging

      1. Bruce Robert Troen, Vincent Joseph Cristofalo
        Pages 8-23
      2. Lodovico Balducci, Martine Extermann
        Pages 38-45
      3. Edith A. Burns, James S. Goodwin
        Pages 46-64
      4. Danny O. Jacobs, Tirso Mark Lara
        Pages 65-85
    3. Surgical Management of the Elderly Patient

      1. Mark R. Katlic
        Pages 92-104
      2. Olga Jonasson, Francis Kwakwa
        Pages 105-110
      3. Darlene Gabeau, Ronnie A. Rosenthal
        Pages 126-143
      4. Stephen N. Harris
        Pages 144-159
      5. R. Sean Morrison, Maria Torroella Carney, Paolo L. Manfredi
        Pages 160-173
      6. Richard A. Marottoli, Marla J. Campbell, Roshini C. Pinto Powell
        Pages 174-184
      7. Leo M. Cooney Jr.
        Pages 185-190
    4. Ethical Considerations

      1. Margaret Drickamer
        Pages 195-201
      2. Michael E. Zenilman
        Pages 202-210
      3. Mark R. Katlic
        Pages 211-218
  3. Specific Issues in Geriatric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Critical Care and Trauma

      1. James M. Watters, Palmer Q. Bessey
        Pages 225-239
      2. Thomas A. Santora, Stanley Z. Trooskin, Lewis J. Kaplan
        Pages 240-260
    3. Endocrine System

      1. Hosam K. Kamel, John E. Morley
        Pages 265-280
      2. Christopher P. Coppola, Ronald C. Merrell
        Pages 301-321
      3. Sancar Bayar, Barbara A. Ward
        Pages 325-330
      4. Nora Hansen, Monica Morrow
        Pages 331-342
    4. Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

      1. Ray F. Gariano, Jayne N. Ge, Kathleen M. Stoessel
        Pages 348-367
      2. John F. Kveton, Ravi Goravalingappa
        Pages 368-375
      3. Michael Coomaraswamy, Loren Kroetsch
        Pages 376-390
    5. Respiratory System

      1. Edward J. Campbell
        Pages 396-405
    6. Cardiovascular System

      1. Wilbert S. Aronow, William H. Frishman
        Pages 437-447
      2. Wilbert S. Aronow, William H. Frishman
        Pages 448-459
      3. Margarita T. Camacho, Konstadinos A. Plestis, Jeffrey P. Gold
        Pages 460-470
      4. William D. Suggs, Frank J. Veith, Luis A. Sanchez
        Pages 475-484
      5. Jeffrey M. Reilly, Gregorio A. Sicard
        Pages 485-496
    7. Gastrointestinal System

      1. Joshua L. Levine, Michael E. Zenilman
        Pages 511-527
      2. Seth A. Spector, Neal E. Seymour
        Pages 528-541
      3. Richard F. Heitmiller, Arlene A. Forastiere
        Pages 542-554
      4. J. Chris Eagon
        Pages 569-579
      5. David McAneny, Craig L. Weinstein
        Pages 580-594
      6. Jeffrey M. Reilly, Gregorio A. Sicard
        Pages 595-608
      7. Tonia M. Young-Fadok, Bruce G. Wolff
        Pages 609-619
      8. Scott C. Thornton
        Pages 620-634
      9. Elisa H. Birnbaum
        Pages 635-643
      10. Jasleen Jasleen, Edward E. Whang, K. Robert Shen, Elizabeth Breen, Stanley W. Ashley
        Pages 644-661
      11. Seth A. Spector, Ronnie A. Rosenthal
        Pages 662-674

About this book


More than two decades ago, in response to the special healthcare needs of the aging Ameriean population, interest in the field of geriatrie medieine began to grow and blossom in the United States. In 1984 and 1985, under the editorialleadership of Christine K. Cassel and William R. Hazzard, respectively, two major textbooks devoted to the medieal care of aged patients were published. These scholarly, comprehensive texts provided insight into the principles of aging and guidance in the care of the geriatrie patient. Three editions later, the need to understand the special issues involved in the medieal care of the elderly is widely accepted by intemists, primary care providers, and medieal specialists. For the editors of this book, the special issues involved in the surgieal care of the elderly have been apparent for nearly as long. Although there have been a few scholarly texts on the subject, including one in 1990 by Mark R. Katlic, general acceptance of the concept of geriatrie surgery by our surgieal and medieal colleagues has, however, lagged. This is not the result of a proportionately smaller number of older patients with surgieal disease, because cancer, cardiovascular disease, and orthopedie problems are diseases, of the aged. It is rather the result of uncertainty about the value of surgery in the elderly and concems about the risks of operations. In the past, such concems prevented primary care givers from referring patients for surgieal care and prevented surgeons from agreeing to operate.


Colorectal Surgery General Surgery Geriatrics/Gerontology Minimally Invasive Surgery Surgery Thoracic Surgery Vascular Surgery aging cancer geriatric anesthesia geriatric oncology geriatrics health care for the elderly surgical oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronnie A. Rosenthal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael E. Zenilman
    • 3
    • 4
  • Mark R. Katlic
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Veterans AffairsVA Connecticut Healthcare SystemWest HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  4. 4.Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  5. 5.Wyoming Valley Surgical AssociatesKingstonUSA
  6. 6.Wyoming Valley Healthcare SystemWilkes-BarreUSA

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