[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Quick Uptakes
November NaN, 2000

Surgery at 100

Author Affiliations

Not Available

Not Available

JAMA. 2000;284(20):2585. doi:10.1001/jama.284.20.2585-JQU00009-3-1

How old is too old for patients to undergo surgical procedures? For a growing number of Americans, the century mark shouldn't pose a barrier.

"There have been excellent advancements in anesthetic administration, surgical techniques, and postoperative care," said Ramesh Paladugu, MD, of New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. "So, from a technical point of view, older patients are doing much better after major surgical procedures than they might have before."

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview