Table of contents

  1. Kate J. Buretta, Rachel E. Hein, Detlev Erdmann
  2. Lisa J. Gould, Peter M. Abadir, E. Foy White-Chu
  3. Ara A. Chalian, Karthik Rajasekaran, Sarah H. Kagan
  4. Marek Brzezinski, G. Alec Rooke, Ruben J. Azocar
  5. Jamil Syed, Preston Sprenkle
  6. Danielle K. DePeralta, Keith D. Lillemoe
  7. Rebekah R. White, Vijay G. Menon
  8. Walter E. Pofahl, Mark L. Manwaring
  9. Britney L. Corey, Jayleen M. Grams, John D. Christein, Selwyn M. Vickers
  10. Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Mohan K. Mallipeddi
  11. Daniel Parker, Mitchell Heflin
  12. Monica Morrow, Oriana Petruolo
  13. Mile Stanojcic, Marc G. Jeschke
  14. William H. Ward, Efrat Dotan, Joshua E. Meyer, Nestor F. Esnaola
  15. Wilbert S. Aronow, William H. Frishman
  16. Lindsay Torbiak, Andrew Stammers, Cornelia van Ineveld, Rakesh C. Arora
  17. Jill Klausner, Marcia McGory Russell
  18. Margo S. Hudson, Nadine E. Palermo
  19. Scott C. Thornton, Jorge L. Reguero Hernandez
  20. Brian Gilmore, Andrew Barbas
  21. Aparna Rege, Aditya Nanavati, Todd V. Brennan
  22. Manisha Shende, Neha Reddy
  23. Bellal Joseph, Ahmed Hassan
  24. Raoul A. Droeser, Franco Carli, Liane S. Feldman
  25. Emily McCracken, Sarah Hatch, Dan G. Blazer III
  26. J. Macias, M. Malone
  27. Isuzu Meyer, Tera F. Howard, Haller J. Smith, Kenneth H. Kim, Holly E. Richter
  28. Simon C. Mears
  29. Teresa S. Jones, Thomas Robinson
  30. Gregorio A. Sicard, Joshua Balderman
  31. Marshall B. Kapp
  32. Hadley K. Wesson, Michael E. Zenilman
  33. Alex B. Blair, Sandra R. DiBrito, Mark D. Duncan
  34. Sean M. Jeffery, Noll Campbell
  35. Elizabeth Capezuti, Marie Boltz, Jonny A. Macias Tejada, Michael Malone
  36. Leandra Krowsoski, D. Dante Yeh
  37. Amy Lightner, Scott E. Regenbogen, David A. Etzioni
  38. Tyler R. Chesney, Margaret L. Schwarze
  39. Laeben Lester, Charles H. Brown IV
  40. Michelle Humeidan, Stacie G. Deiner
  41. Simon Bergman, Laura M. Drudi
  42. Lauren Jan Gleason, Maria Joao Susano, Deborah J. Culley
  43. Mark R. Katlic, Joann Coleman
  44. Sam Fox, Carlos Bravo-Iñiguez, Luis De Leon, Jeff Tarascio, Michael Jaklitsch
  45. Jeffrey M. Turner, Deep Sharma
  46. E. Kraft, K. Cho, John G. Hunter

About this book


The aging of the population, not just in the United States but worldwide, will be the greatest force affecting health care, affecting society as a whole, in our lifetime.  In addition, the conditions that often require surgery (atherosclerosis, degenerative joint disease, prostate disease, cataracts, biliary disease, and others) increase in incidence with increasing age. With a few exceptions, all surgeons must become Geriatric Surgeons. This edition builds upon the foundation of the first and second editions of Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery, volumes separated by a decade of experience in the field, in a format that is both comprehensive and fluid.  The combination of print and electronic versions will promote more rapid up-dating of chapters as new information appears. The Third Edition opens with general principles. The broad body of the volume encompasses diseases of the elderly and physiologic changes by system, as well as geriatric syndromes, perioperative management, and transitions of care into post-acute settings. The large concluding section is comprised of specialty-specific results of surgery in the elderly and suggested modifications recommended by experienced surgeons.     Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery provides a comprehensive account that will allow all providers of healthcare to the elderly understand the issues involved in choosing surgery as a treatment option for their patients.

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronnie A. Rosenthal
    • 1
  • Michael E. Zenilman
    • 2
  • Mark R. Katlic
    • 3
  1. 1.VA Connecticut Health Care SystemYale University School of MedicineWest HavenUSA
  2. 2.SUNY Downstate School of Public HealthNational Capital Region Johns Hopkins MedicineBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Center for Geriatric SurgerySinai Hospital of BaltimoreBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20317-1