This volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the major surgical procedures performed on elderly patients. With advancing age the conditions that require surgery normally increase in incidence, and today all surgeons around the globe can be considered "geriatric surgeons". The latest anesthesiological procedures, the technical improvements and an increased medical knowledge of the comorbities impact have brought extraordinary advances in this field, but this shouldnot allow us to forgetthat a careful assessment of elderly patients is necessary before undertaking surgery, since also the simplest surgical procedures could alter the delicate psychophysical equilibrium of these "frail" patients.
Introduced by a demographic panorama andanalysis, the book describes the anesthesiological management, the preoperative assessment and preparation, the perioperative care,and hemostasis control connected with the main surgical pathologies: gastrointestinal,endocrine, neoplastic, vascular and hepato-biliary, as wellwith traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. It will be an invaluable, easy-to-use resource for clinicians, researchers andtrainees alike.
Antonio Crucitti, is currently Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, Italy, and has been Chief of the General and Minimally Invasive Unit at Cristo Re Hospital, Rome, Italy since 2011. He obtained his medical degree at the Catholic University of Rome, qualified as a general surgeon at the University of Florence. He is particularly Interested in general and digestive laparoscopic surgery, geriatric surgery and demographic aging, abdominal wall defects, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, surgical oncology and health management. He is President of the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery, Vice Secretary of the Italian Society of Surgery, and Treasurer of the F.O.N.C.R.E (Forza Operativa Nazionale Cancro Colorettale). Dr. Crucitti is currently involved in the practical and theoretical training of medical students and residents in general surgery, gerontology, orthopedic surgery, and radiation therapy. Professor Crucitti is author of more than 180 scientific publications in major international and national journals and books.
"It covers the full gamut of general surgical and vascular problems likely to be encountered in the over-65 population. … This is a nice addition to the field. … this book can be of interest to surgeons working in this field and potentially to all surgeons who care for the increasingly aging population." (Carol Scott-Conner, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2018)