Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery

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

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jesse Roth
      Pages 3-4
    3. Priyamvada Rai, Bruce R. Troen
      Pages 5-37
    4. Lodovico Balducci
      Pages 39-48
    5. Raymond P. Stowe, James S. Goodwin
      Pages 49-68
    6. Bruce O. Hough, Gurkamal S. Chatta
      Pages 69-82
    7. Stanley J. Dudrick
      Pages 83-86
    8. Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Danny O. Jacobs
      Pages 87-106
    9. Guy P. Marti, Lixin Liu, Xianjie Zhang, Dongmei Xing, Denise C. King, Angela R. Kohli et al.
      Pages 107-127
    10. Babak J. Orandi, Jordan M. Winter, Dorry L. Segev, Martin A. Makary
      Pages 129-134
  3. Social/Societal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Michael E. Zenilman
      Pages 137-138
    3. Samir K. Sinha, Colleen Christmas
      Pages 139-152
    4. Marcia L. McGory, Hiroko Kunitake, Clifford Y. Ko
      Pages 171-178
    5. Margaret Drickamer
      Pages 179-188
    6. Hugh L. Willcox III, Darin L. Passer, Richard M. Bell
      Pages 189-196
    7. Mark R. Katlic
      Pages 211-221

About this book


"In the preface to this impressive and well-produced book, the editors state that their aim is not to describe a new surgical specialty, since most surgeons will soon need to be "geriatric surgeons," but to assemble a comprehensive account that will allow "all providers of healthcare to the elderly to understand the issues involved in choosing surgery as a treatment option for their patients."

This is a useful book that deserves to do well. I hope that the editors and their publisher will have the stamina to make this the first of several editions, as it is clear that updated information about surgery in the elderly will be required to keep pace with this important field." NEJM Book Review



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

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronnie Ann Rosenthal
    • 1
  • Michael E. Zenilman
    • 2
  • Mark R. Katlic
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of SurgeryYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Downstate Medical CenterState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  3. 3., Chairman, Department of SurgerySinai HospitalBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6998-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6999-6
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