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Sinai opens surgery center focused on elderly patients

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

has opened a surgery center targeting the elderly population.

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The Sinai Center for Geriatric Surgery is led by Dr. Mark R. Katlic, chief of Surgery at Sinai Hospital and author of several books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on geriatric surgery.

“The conditions that often require surgery – cancer,

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atherosclerosis
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, degenerative joint disease, cataracts, prostate disease and

gallstones

– increase in incidence with increasing age," Katlic, said in a statement. "Older patients will benefit from surgery to improve the length and quality of their lives.

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Sinai is part of the LifeBridge Health medical system.

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