Why is my surgery being cancelled or postponed?

We are reviewing all scheduled patients and determining, based on the procedure, and your medical condition, which cases are elective, time-sensitive, urgent or emergent.  Elective cases must be delayed to decrease your risk for viral exposure, and to conserve limited resources needed to address the more critical needs of our community during this crisis.

The following criteria apply to surgical procedures:

  • Elective: can be postponed longer than four weeks
  • Time Sensitive: needs to be completed within four weeks
  • Urgent: needs to be completed within 24 hours
  • Emergent: needs to completed immediately due to a threat of loss of life