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Study: Pandemic halts, delays 28 million elective surgeries

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UW Medicine | Newsroom | May 19, 2020 The repercussions from COVID-19 are being felt across all segments of society, and now thousands of surgeons worldwide have assessed the impact to canceled surgeries. The CovidSurg Collaborative projects that 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will be canceled or postponed in 2020, based on data from participating…

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I’m a surgeon in Seattle. A bleeding trauma patient amid the coronavirus pandemic was my nightmare

Dr. Amer Nassar

KUOW/NPR | by Kate Walters | April 21, 2020 Voices of the pandemic features people in the Seattle area who are on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. Dr. Amer Nassar is a general surgery chief resident with the University of Washington. Surgeons may be less likely to see Covid-19 patients, but that doesn’t mean…

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With Surgeries Delayed, Patients Wait With Anxiety — Some in Pain — As Hospitals Make Way for Coronavirus Cases

Douglas Wood Scrubs

The Seattle Times | by Hal Bernton | March 29, 2020 At UW Medical Center’s Montlake campus in recent weeks, surgeries have dropped by about half. A lot more could be postponed if more coronavirus patients are hospitalized there. That scenario — if it does happen — would likely unfold in April. “We’re still at…

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Dr. Kris Calhoun Selected UW School of Medicine’s Patient Care Committee Academic Co-Chair

Dr. Kris Calhoun

Dr. Kris Calhoun, Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery, has been selected to serve as the Academic Co-Chair on the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine’s (SOM) Patient Care Committee.  As Academic Co-Chair and in partnership with Executive Co-Chair, Dr. Mark Whipple, Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Biomedical Informatics and…

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