93-year-old doctor named world's oldest surgeon

Dr Mambet Mamakeev, from Kyrgyzstan, has been operating continuously for about 68 years

A 93-year-old doctor who has been operating on patients for nearly seven decades has been named the world’s oldest surgeon in the 2021 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Dr Mambet Mamakeev.

Dr Mambet Mamakeev, from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, had been operating for 67 years and 181 days when the record was fixed on 29 February this year.

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