COVID-19 has put more than graduations and concerts on hold — many people are left wondering when they’ll be able to undergo previously-scheduled medical procedures.
Although we are continuing to follow precautions and avoiding seeing elderly patients in the clinic in person, we are resuming relatively normal operations with pre-evaluation testing for coronavirus at the clinic. Elective surgeries have now been authorized state-wide with preoperative testing confirming no active infection and with hospitals ensuring that adequate capacity is left should an increase in the volume of coronavirus patients occur. It appears as if the end of the restrictions is around the corner. Please call the clinic to ensure the appropriate scheduling for conservative treatment and diagnostic testing as well as surgery, which have been approved to resume as of Wednesday, April 22.
If you’re anxious about waiting for your visit, screening test, or surgery, give our office a call and we’ll be happy to discuss the various options and recommendations that are available. In addition, our telemedicine service is still an option for those who are unable to travel, are elderly or immunocompromised, or are not feeling well enough to come in for an in-person visit. During these remote visits, you can get advice on how to manage your pain and other symptoms until you can visit our office in-person. As always, if your symptoms seem more emergent, such as the loss of bowel or bladder control, severe or progressive weakness, it is best to call 911 or present to the closest emergency department. ~Dr Cyr
Call SASpine to set up your appointment via TeleMedicine Video or to confirm your in-office appointment, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org