Given her advanced age and storied career, wouldn't the aftermath of the surgery have been a good time to gracefully bow out?
Dr. Cohen was more frank—he says she is “victim of West Coast surgery.”
The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
surgery sur·ger·y (sûr'jə-rē)
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means.
A surgical operation or procedure, especially one involving the removal or replacement of a diseased organ or tissue.
An operating room or a laboratory of a surgeon or of a hospital's surgical staff.
The skill or work of a surgeon.