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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 195-200

Surgical practice recommendations for minimal access surgeons during COVID 19 pandemic – Indian inter-society directives

1 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Srivastava Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Center of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Surgery, ASCOMS Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Lotus Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, VIGOS Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
6 Department of General, Gastrointestinal and Minimal Access Surgery, St. Isabel's Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
7 Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
8 Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi; Departement of General Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
9 Department of Surgery, Burdwan Medical College, Bardhaman, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kanagavel Manickavasagam
Department of General, Gastrointestinal and Minimal Access Surgery, St. Isabel's Hospital, 49, Oliver Road, Chennai - 600 004, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_93_20

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These are inter-society guidelines for performance of laparoscopic surgery during COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the way of surgical practice. The safety of healthcare workers and patients is being challenged. It is prudent that our surgical practice should adapt to this rapidly changing health environment. The guidance issued is based on global practices and national governmental directives. The Inter-Society Group urges you to be updated with the developing situation and evolving changes.


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