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She’s is a surgeon at Ryazan City Hospital near moscow and if you think age slows you down then you have never met Alla Illyinichna Levushkina.

Despite being almost 90, she still performs 4 operations every day.This would be the 67th year she’s been on the job. She used to work in the air medical services for 30 years, when she treated patients living in the outskirts of Russia.

She now works in Ryazan, the place where she grew up and studied.

Levushkina performs four surgeries a week. Despite her age, her hands are never shaky. She also calls herself a “racing horse” because she is immediately filled with energy when she enters the operation theatre. Standing at only 150cm in height, she has a special platform that she stands on while she performs surgeries.

she’s already performed more than 10,000 operations, she has no intention of slowing down. “Being a doctor isn’t just a profession but a lifestyle,” she told Lite FM when asked if she had any plans to retire. “If I stopped working, who is going to perform the surgeries?”

She’s thought to be the oldest surgeon still working in the world, but what’s the secret to her long life? “‘I didn’t find any secret to longevity,” she said. “I just eat everything, laugh a lot and cry a lot.”

Image credits: Alexander Ryumin/TASS