Principles of Geriatric Surgery

  • Mark R. Katlic


In the new millenium any surgeon who is not already a geriatric surgeon will become one. The population as a whole is aging, and the conditions that most frequently lead to surgery (e.g., atherosclerosis, cancer, arthritis, prostatism, cataract) increase in incidence with increasing years; surgeons have little influence on the age of patients referred for operation. Improving our overall care of the elderly surgical patient—the raison d’etre of this book— will yield great benefit.


Elderly Patient Aortic Valve Replacement Acute Cholecystitis Pulmonary Resection Bile Duct Carcinoma 
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