Cleveland Clinic extends postponed non-urgent outpatient surgeries due to COVID-19 surge

Cleveland Clinic
Posted at 4:15 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-28 18:36:59-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic announced it is extending postponement of non-urgent outpatient surgeries. The hospital system said it is continuing to see a high volume of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Any non-urgent surgery that requires a hospital bed will be postponed until Jan. 14.

The Cleveland Clinic said that ambulatory surgery centers and ambulatory endoscopy centers are excluded.

"It is important to understand that our hospitals and emergency departments remain open to care for our community. Essential and urgent surgeries, as well as cancer, pediatric and transplantation surgeries will continue to be scheduled during this time period. We will continue to evaluate our scheduled surgical patients as the pandemic continues," the Clinic said in a statement.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the majority of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.

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