HealthDay - Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka: "Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds"

Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.

New York, NY
 – April 10, 2014  –– 

Alex Ky-Miyasaka, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital said that, despite the study findings, some older patients "do very well, if not even better, than some younger patients." Dr. Ky-Miyasaka said that, "in general, it's important for patients to evaluate who is performing the surgery – is it a general surgeon or board-certified colon and rectal surgeon?" Learn more