An Easy Way To Tell If Surgery On An Older Adult Will Be A Success

It is often a tough question:  Mom has an illness that could be treated with surgery. The operation is routine for a younger patient. But is it too risky for an elder like mom? Today, doctors who consider the special risks of surgery for older patients must use complicated and time-consuming assessments to judge whether an operation is the best choice. But University of [...]

By |2013-07-10T17:40:04-04:00July 10th, 2013|Aging, Health Care|1 Comment

What You Need to Know if Mom Needs Surgery

Increasingly, surgeons are beginning to change the way they perform operations on elderly patients. They are coming to realize that almost everything is different about surgery on older people:  The patient’s goals, the likelihood of complications, and the entire process of treatment from pre-op through surgery itself to recovery. As a result, doctors are learning that they not only need [...]

By |2012-04-05T22:00:29-04:00April 5th, 2012|Aging, Health Care|1 Comment