Whether or not to get surgery during COVID-19 was probably not a decision you expected or wanted to make this year. However, as we face the reality of living with the virus for at least several more months, we have to figure out ways to move forward.
Part of the work in our new reality is determining the best methods for resuming elective surgeries without increasing the risk of transmitting the coronavirus. At Integrity Spine and Orthopedics, we remain open to continue providing care and necessary medical treatments to our patients. If you need elective surgery for a spine or joint condition, but you’re worried about exposing yourself to the coronavirus, we completely understand.
The choice to undergo surgery during COVID is yours entirely. If you’re considering it, please keep reading our blog post. We want to let you know what we’re doing to ensure that patients can safely receive surgery and why postponing your procedure any longer may not be the right choice.
Just because your surgery is elective doesn’t mean it’s not necessary for your health and well-being. Many patients who come to us for minimally invasive procedures are experiencing significant pain, lack of mobility and weakness from spine and joint conditions like a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease or a pinched nerve.
If your condition is affecting your ability to function normally, and conservative measures haven’t been effective, then getting treatment sooner rather than later is vital. Putting off necessary surgery may cause adverse consequences down the road. Left untreated, spine and joint conditions could worsen and lead to long-term pain and debility.
At Integrity Spine and Orthopedics, our primary goal is to keep you safe and healthy while still providing the timely medical care you need to reduce pain and get back to doing the activities you love. Keep ready to learn how we plan to move forward and safely perform elective surgery during COVID-19.
At Integrity Spine and Orthopedics, we’re doing everything in our power to ensure our surgeries are being performed safely.
For more information on the precautions Integrity Spine and Orthopedics is taking to keep our patients, staff and physicians safe and healthy, read our update here:
An Update on COVID-19 Precautions
Deciding to undergo elective surgery right now is a personal choice only you can make based on how safe and comfortable you feel. Now that we’ve told you the measures we’re taking to ensure your surgery goes smoothly, let’s discuss some precautions you can take beforehand to protect yourself even further.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff. We’re here to help make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible while getting you the medical care you need.
At Integrity Spine and Orthopedics, we’re following all guidelines from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health to ensure that we can safely treat patients. If you still don’t feel comfortable coming to our clinics for an appointment, we do have some telemedicine options available. Please call us to find out more information about telemedicine appointments.
If you’re ready to move forward, call us at 904-456-0017 or fill out an online contact form to request an appointment. Please stay safe, and we hope you see you soon.