Russia's oldest operating surgeon shows no sign of slowing down

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RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina ,89, performs a surgery in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina ,89, performs a surgery in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, performs a surgery in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina ,89, in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina ,89, left, after a surgery in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina ,89, in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs at least four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina ,89, talking on the phone at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs no less than four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31, 2017: Russia's oldest working surgeon Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina ,89, in an operating room at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. She performs no less than four surgeries per week. On May 5, 2017, Alla Levushkina is to turn 90. Alexander Ryumin/TASS (Photo by Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images)
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Experience is one of the most reassuring qualities a surgeon could have, and one woman at Ryzan City Hospital No 11. has all the experience a patient could desire.

At 89 years old Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina is believed to be the oldest working surgeon in Russia and quite possibly the world. This astounding doctor still preforms 4 surgeries a week and shows no signs of slowing down.

When asked by a Russian newspaper, the Kommersant, why she continues to work well past the age of retirement Alla had this to say: "Why do I work? Because it's interesting to me, and also because I like to win. I like to help people achieve remissions. There were people I saved many years ago when nobody else wanted to perform an operation on them. And I did this and they still live and have children grown up."

While many may question her capability, rest assured, a coworker of Alla's has confirmed that her hands are as steady as ever and in the 150 plus surgeries they have preformed together there have been zero fatalities.

The talented surgeon never married or had children but she does have a few roommates, her seven cats.

Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 5th, 2017.

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