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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 30-34

Gastrointestinal surgery and COVID-19 in India

Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant, BLK Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi, India

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Sandeep K Jha
BL Kapur Superspeciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi - 11005
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCS.IJCS_6_20

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COVID crisis has significantly impacted the delivery of gastrointestinal (GI) surgery services. It may also adversely compromise the patient survival. Initially, COVID crisis lead to complete shutdown of all GI surgery cases. However, with time, we have learnt from global experiences and adapted them to our own institution to resume essential GI surgery cases. This narrative review chronicles the changes in our protocol and practices to navigate through these difficult times. These may act as roadmaps for other GI surgery centers to implement. Furthermore, the planned strategies to resume nonessential GI surgery cases have also been reviewed.

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