Elective Surgeries During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What You Need to Know

Arizona hospitals are now permitting elective surgeries to take place – but what exactly does that entail?

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In This Article:

  • As of May 2020, Arizona hospitals are now permitting elective surgeries. An elective surgery is any surgery you schedule in advance.
  • Hospitals are prioritizing people with life-threatening surgeries, so don’t expect to have a minor procedure right away. The date of your surgery will depend on how severely your condition is affecting your quality of life.
  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a hospital, elective surgery patients must test negative for coronavirus. You will recover in an area of the hospital that is far from COVID patients.

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