Surgery of the Elderly Patient


INTERNATIONAL SURGERY, vol.101, pp.161-166, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.9738/intsurg-d-15-00261.1
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-166


The world population is becoming older. As many diseases that require surgery also increase with age, surgeons have to become familiar with special issues that are unique to elderly patients requiring surgery. This review highlights the perioperative care of the elderly patient.