Elective Surgeries

Procedures that are considered non-urgent and non-essential. An elective surgery does not always mean it is optional. It simply means that the surgery can be scheduled in advance. It may be a surgery you choose to have for a better quality of life, but not for a life-threatening condition.

During periods of community transmission, CDC is recommending postponing elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent outpatient visits. (source: CDC)