Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery

  • Ronnie A. Rosenthal
  • Michael E. Zenilman
  • Mark R. Katlic
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. William F. Morano, Wilbur B. Bowne
    Pages 1-21
  2. Elizabeth Capezuti, Marie Boltz, Jonny A. Macias Tejada, Michael Malone
    Pages 1-19
  3. Bellal Joseph, Ahmed Hassan
    Pages 1-10
  4. Monica Morrow, Oriana Petruolo
    Pages 1-25
  5. Leandra Krowsoski, D. Dante Yeh
    Pages 1-24
  6. Michelle Humeidan, Stacie G. Deiner
    Pages 1-15
  7. Tyler R. Chesney, Margaret L. Schwarze
    Pages 1-13
  8. Emily McCracken, Sarah Hatch, Dan G. Blazer III
    Pages 1-26
  9. Walter E. Pofahl, Mark L. Manwaring
    Pages 1-21
  10. Danielle K. DePeralta, Keith D. Lillemoe
    Pages 1-27
  11. J. Macias, M. Malone
    Pages 1-11
  12. Lisa Marie Knowlton, Kristan Lea Staudenmayer
    Pages 1-21
  13. Marek Brzezinski, G. Alec Rooke, Ruben J. Azocar
    Pages 1-21
  14. Marshall B. Kapp
    Pages 1-25
  15. Rebekah R. White, Vijay G. Menon
    Pages 1-20
  16. Brian Gilmore, Andrew Barbas
    Pages 1-12
  17. Alex B. Blair, Sandra R. DiBrito, Mark D. Duncan
    Pages 1-17
  18. Aparna Rege, Aditya Nanavati, Todd V. Brennan
    Pages 1-15
  19. Daniel Parker, Mitchell Heflin
    Pages 1-14
  20. Morgan L. Cox, Alexander Perez
    Pages 1-15

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.Surgical ServiceYale University School of Medicine VA Connecticut Health Care SystemWest 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 International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20317-1