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Duke Center for Geriatric Surgery

The Duke Center for Geriatric Surgery is a multidisciplinary, interprofessional center supporting advances in perioperative care for older adults through clinical innovation, education, and research. It aims to enhance clinical care and health professions education in geriatric specific issues that are critical in the perioperative period. DCGS advocates for patient and family centered care and will help guide policy that affects decision making and payment reform in the perioperative period. DCGS supports clinical and basic research in enhancing surgical outcomes in older adults.

To that end, the Center has the following core aims: 

  1. Provide optimal perioperative care for older adults undergoing surgery
  2. Collaborate across disciplines, professions and settings
  3. Develop educational programs on how to care for older adults across the perioperative period
  4. Support clinical, basic, and translational research on perioperative care
  5. Provide leadership on innovation and policy
  6. Enhance perioperative care through the innovative use of technology

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In the News

A push to get older adults in better shape for surgery (Washington Post, January 2018)

Duke Surgery Newsletter Spring 2018

Have you scheduled surgery? Then you’d better start training. (Washington Post)