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REFLECTION ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-77

My reflection as neuro- and spinal surgeon at 80 years


Senior Consultant and Neuro-Spinal Surgeon, Department of Neuro-Spinal Surgery, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Premanand S Ramani
Senior Consultant and Neuro-Spinal Surgeon, Department of Neuro-Spinal Surgery, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1174

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Introduction: Most surgeons today do not retire at the stipulated age as dictated by the government. Reasons for continuing to work: (1) Updating knowledge. (2) Mix with the students. (3) Continue having interactions with the patients. (4) Pleasure of pursuing surgical art that has been mastered. (5) Monetary gains. Guidelines for retirement: Author has explained in detail the guidelines. Briefly if the assistants, the nurse, and the anesthetist feel that the surgeon's dexterity has come down, then the surgeon has to retire irrespective of age. Conclusion: Today's pattern of medical practice is such that surgeons can carry on performing operative procedures much after their retirement age, provided their dexterity is not compromised.


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