Flavio Antonio de Sá Ribeiro and Ivan Mathias

Flavio Antonio de Sá Ribeiro and Ivan Mathias

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Title: Ambulatory surgery in elderly patients


Flavio Antonio de Sa Ribeiro is Headman Surgery Professor of Universidade Fundacao Serra dos Orgaos, Research Headman and Surgeon of Hospital Federal de Bonsucesso/Ministerio da Saude-Governo Federal. He is an entitled member of Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes, Doctorated in Surgery by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Associated Surgery Professor of Universidade Gama Filho.


An increasing number of elderly patients are undergoing ambulatory surgery. We studied 4,184 patients with age above 60 years, outpatient’s surgical procedures in ambulatory surgical center from UERJ (Policlinica Piquet Carneiro), in Rio de Janeiro, in the last fi ve years (January 2010 to January 2015); in the studied group, the elderly patient was 90 years and the median was 72 years. No deaths in this group, neither hospital admittance nor major complication.