by Robert D. Barraco and Fred A. Luchette, M.D., M.Sc.
This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine is devoted to “Surgery and the Geriatric Patient,” and it is guest-edited by Drs. Frederick Luchette and Robert D. Barraco. The articles in this issue cover a wide range of geriatric surgical subjects and address various facets of the healthcare demands of the aging population.
This issue’s primary subjects include elder abuse, falls in the geriatric population, and driving problems for the elderly. Frailty and Prognosis in Geriatric Surgery and Trauma, Use of Geriatric Consultation and Team-Based Care, Palliative Care and Geriatric Surgery, Transitions of Care in Geriatric Medicine, Surgical Oncology and the Geriatric Patient, Orthopedic Surgery and the Geriatric Patient, and Vascular Surgery and the Geriatric Patient are all topics covered in this course.
This volume, which includes contributions from renowned experts in the area, provides significant insights and evidence-based techniques to improving the treatment and outcomes of geriatric patients undergoing surgical operations. It is a valuable resource for healthcare practitioners dealing with surgical challenges in the senior population, including the most recent advances and best practices in geriatric surgery and trauma care.