Geriatric Surgery Service (GSS) is a trans-disciplinary team that cares for elderly patients with frailty conditions who needs major abdominal surgery.
Besides the surgeon, the team comprises of anaesthetists, geriatricians, cardiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians and medical social workers. Together they provide seamless care from diagnosis, through surgery and all the way beyond the hospital to the community.
The process starts when an elderly patient requiring a major abdominal surgery comes under the care of one of KTPH doctors. Cases that meet the criteria are then referred to the service for holistic management.