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The oldest surgeon of Russia is Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89 years old! Still holds more than a hundred operations a year, with zero fatality.
At 89 years old and standing at a petite 4ft 9ins Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina is thought to be the world’s oldest working surgeon. She starts work each day at 8am holding a clinic for her patients before going to theatre to start surgery at about 11am. Before an operation starts, an assistant brings her a small platform to give her a better view of her patient on the operating table. This small woman with observant eyes is the oldest working surgeon in Russia but her hands never shake. During the 67 years of work she performed about 10 000 surgeries.
However, medicine isn’t always where she saw her career going – she originally wanted to be a geologist but she was inspired to …