Recommendations for Surgical Interventions during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Yildiz A., Cetinkaya M., LEVENTOĞLU Ö. S. , ŞENKÖYLÜ A.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.31, pp.283-286, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2020.71
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-286


Throughout human history, many pandemics have broken out and caused great numbers of deaths. As the technological development made quite a huge advancement by the twentieth century, the medical treatment armamentarium had widened its facilities and resources. This brought with sophisticated and competent health care services for people which provided the medical practitioners with higher success rates when fighting against diseases and improved recovery and survival rates. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the high transmission rate of the novel SARS-Cov-2 virus has led to the paralysis of the health system and running out of the resources and healthcare workers. Thus, local government healthcare service regulators have begun building up plans to create management algorithms to use the limited resources more efficiently. This paper presents preliminary practical instructions for healthcare providers as a basic foundation for COVID-19 and potential future pandemics.