Anesthesia for the Geriatric Urologic Patient

  • Jeffrey H. SilversteinEmail author


Elderly patients have a distinctly increased risk for undergoing anesthesia and surgery. Evaluation of data collected in the 1980s, which still appear valid, suggests that the combination of age and disease load increases the risk for morbidity and mortality. Chronological age on its own is only marginally associated with increased risk. Normative aging can be distinguished from successful aging, which in turn can be separated from age-related disease. This chapter will review issues that are crucial to good anesthesia and intraoperative care for geriatric patients undergoing urologic surgery. Careful attention to these intraoperative issues can help to improve outcomes in these older adults patients.


Local Anesthetic Deep Brain Stimulation Geriatric Patient Laryngeal Mask Airway Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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