Geriatricians naturally fit into the perioperative sphere. Shared decision making is an obvious aspect of this, as is preoperative assessment and the consideration of the risks and benefits of surgery.

Also in this piece; when do you become geriatric?

This piece is taken from a longer conversation to be found here:

Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen interview their guest Dr Jugdeep Dhesi, Clinical Lead, POPS and Consultant Geriatrician, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

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