June 24, 2021
ASA president discusses long-haul COVID-19 and surgery on NBC News
Beverly Philip, M.D., FACA, FASA, was quoted on a study that found waiting to have elective surgery at least seven weeks after COVID-19 infection reduced the risk of death, while those with lingering symptoms should wait longer. “Long COVID patients who continue to have debilitating symptoms months after 12 weeks have passed require a more thorough evaluation before surgery,” Dr. Philip said.
The article originally published by Kaiser Health News has been featured on NBCNews.com, Medscape, Miami Herald, and Modern Healthcare, among other outlets. The ASA and APSF joint statement on elective surgery post-COVID-19 infection was also cited.