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90-Year-Old Surgeon Has No Plans On Retiring After 68 Years On The Job

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An 90-year-old surgeon has no plans on slowing down despite an astounding workload.

Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina is the world's oldest surgeon and has completed more than 10,000 operations in the past 68 years without a single fatality.

Standing at only 4 foot 9, Levushkina works at the Ryazan City Hospital near Moscow, Russia and performs at least four surgeries a day.

"Being a doctor isn't just a profession but a lifestyle," the surgeon told Lite FM. "If I stopped working, who is going to perform the surgeries?"

While the surgeon is single, she doesn't live a lonely life. She lives in an apartment where she cares for her disabled nephew and has eight cats.

But despite her at home commitments, she said being a surgeon is her biggest motivation to keep on going.

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