How Doctors Are Prioritizing Care During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 1, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pink graphic of scissors, needles, and other surgery tools

As the COVID-19 statistics become increasingly grim, more hospitals and healthcare systems are postponing nonessential surgeries. While surgeries like breast augmentation and rhinoplasty can wait, many are wondering whether procedures such as reconstructing a breast after a mastectomy are considered essential. Deciding whether a surgery is essential depends on many factors such as the patient’s needs and the region they live in. Learn more about the difference between essential and nonessential surgery and what to do if your surgery is postponed.

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