Resumption of Elective Surgery Following COVID-19 Outbreak, Guideline for Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery

  • Zinat Ghanbari Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Fatemeh Mostaan Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Tahereh Eftekhar Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Maryam Deldar Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Nasrin Changizi Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Maternal Health Department, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  • Khadijeh Adabi Mail Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Elective surgery, Female Pelvic Medicine

Abstract

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of medical sciences proposed a clinically relevant algorithm to guide appropriate decision making based on underlying risk stratification and resource utilization in order to resume elective surgeries, following COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The consequence of standardized decision-making factors and transparency of the principles will provide more assurance, consistency, and reliability on both sides, care providers and the patient. It also will decrease ethical dilemmas and moral criticism for surgeons. Eventually, this approach is applicable in any other disaster preparedness as a logical stratification of surgical indications for the female pelvic floor surgical procedures.

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Published
2020-07-18
How to Cite
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Ghanbari Z, Mostaan F, Eftekhar T, Deldar M, Changizi N, Adabi K. Resumption of Elective Surgery Following COVID-19 Outbreak, Guideline for Female Pelvic Medicine and Surgery. J Fam Reprod Health. :1-4.
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