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Testing Positive

Should you test positive for COVID-19.  Your surgery or procedure may be cancelled unless your surgeon has determined it is urgent or emergent.

Surgery After Recent COVID Infection:

  • The timing of elective surgery after recovery from COVID-19 utilizes both symptom- and severity-based categories as well as vaccination history. Please notify your surgeon what your symptoms were at the time of infection, in addition to your vaccination status, and the date of your first COVID positive test result.  After this information is provided to your surgical team, they will reference the most recent hospital guidelines and provide you the best time to proceed with elective surgery.  These guidelines are in place to ensure that you stay safe and healthy so that you can otherwise recover from your surgery.