General Nanesthetic! The 89-year-old surgeon who has performed 10,000 operations in Russia… and she’s got no plans to retire after 68 years on the job

Russia’s oldest working surgeon turns 90 this year and with 10,000 operations already under her belt, she has no plans to retire.

Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, has worked with a scalpel in her hand for 68 years and still rattles out four surgeries a day at Ryazan City Hospital near Moscow.

The seasoned campaigner is only 150cm (4ft 9in), so has a special step to stand on to make sure she can reach her patients.

Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina, 89, pictured in the operating theatre where she still works in Russia
The experienced physician scrubs up in a hair net before going into perform surgery
Alla slipping into her surgical scrubs with the help of a colleague a the Ryazan City Hospital 
Never too experienced to get stuck into the little jobs, the super-doctor still answers phones
Prepared and ready, Alla is ready to perform one of her four operations in a regular day
Surrounded by her surgical colleagues and working on a patient is where Alla (centre) is happy

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