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What age is considered too old to try brain surgery as a possible cure?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: It depends

All medical decisions have to balance risks with benefits.
For many procedures, higher age carries higher risk. There is almost never a hard age cutoff, but if the risk of death or other complications is very high, from age or other reasons, the surgeon may judge the benefit too minimal to justify the risk- "first do no harm". A surgeon should be able to explain individual decisions about risk.

In brief: It depends

All medical decisions have to balance risks with benefits.
For many procedures, higher age carries higher risk. There is almost never a hard age cutoff, but if the risk of death or other complications is very high, from age or other reasons, the surgeon may judge the benefit too minimal to justify the risk- "first do no harm". A surgeon should be able to explain individual decisions about risk.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Age is more than a #

Any type of surgery is more dependent on your overall health and associated illnesses than on the number that your birth certificate says.
How you've aged is more important than what your age is.

In brief: Age is more than a #

Any type of surgery is more dependent on your overall health and associated illnesses than on the number that your birth certificate says.
How you've aged is more important than what your age is.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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