The wake of the hospitalization of comedienne Joan Rivers, who went into cardiac arrest during a minor medical procedure last week, Dr. Jandial looks at the complications anesthesia and surgery for older people (65 plus). He answers the question of whether the risk of anesthesia outweighs the risk of surgery for older people.
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Surgery On Older Patients
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
City of Hope Cancer Center
Beckman Research Institute