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Meet The World’s Oldest Surgeon Who Is 89 Years Old And Still Performs 4 Operations A Day
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Meet The World’s Oldest Surgeon Who Is 89 Years Old And Still Performs 4 Operations A Day

If you think that age slows you down then you’ve obviously never met Alla Illyinichna Levushkina. She’s a surgeon at Ryazan City Hospital near Moscow, and despite being almost 90 – yes, you heard that correctly – she still performs 4 operations every day.

89-year-old Alla, who lives in a flat where she cares for her disabled nephew and her eight cats, has been a surgeon for a whopping 67 years, and although she’s already performed more than 10,000 operations, she has no intention of slowing down. “Being a doctor isn’t just a profession but a lifestyle,” she told Lite FM when asked if she had any plans to retire. “If I stopped working, who is going to perform the surgeries?” She’s thought to be the oldest surgeon still working in the world, but what’s the secret to her long life? “‘I didn’t find any secret to longevity,” she said. “I just eat everything, laugh a lot and cry a lot.” (h/t: LiteFM)

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Barcroft Media

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Barcroft Media

Image credits: Barcroft Media

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

This 'General Nanesthetic' stands at 150cm (4ft 9in) so has to use a special step to reach the patients! She originally wanted to be a geologist, but was inspired to become a surgeon after reading a novel about doctors and went on to specialize in proctology with zero fatalities!

Lou Wow
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5 years ago

I'd hate to think what might cause a fatality in proctology. :-O

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Arty
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5 years ago

"If I stopped working, who is going to perform the surgeries?"...I have no idea if it's totally a joke or some reference to the state of the medical corps in Russia...:/

Katerina
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5 years ago

It's sad truth about the state of Russian medicine

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Bunny G
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5 years ago

Wow Its amazing to see women like her. True inspiration for everyone who want pursue their dreams...

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

This 'General Nanesthetic' stands at 150cm (4ft 9in) so has to use a special step to reach the patients! She originally wanted to be a geologist, but was inspired to become a surgeon after reading a novel about doctors and went on to specialize in proctology with zero fatalities!

Lou Wow
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd hate to think what might cause a fatality in proctology. :-O

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Arty
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5 years ago

"If I stopped working, who is going to perform the surgeries?"...I have no idea if it's totally a joke or some reference to the state of the medical corps in Russia...:/

Katerina
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5 years ago

It's sad truth about the state of Russian medicine

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Bunny G
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5 years ago

Wow Its amazing to see women like her. True inspiration for everyone who want pursue their dreams...

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