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Hospitals Cancel Elective Surgeries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak05:28
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A surgeon and his team perform key hole surgery to remove a gallbladder. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A surgeon and his team perform key hole surgery to remove a gallbladder. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Many hospitals around the country are canceling elective surgeries during the coronavirus outbreak at the recommendation of the U.S. surgeon general and American College of Surgeons.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Dr. David Hoyt, executive director of the American College of Surgeons, about qualifies as an elective surgery and why he thinks it's important to cancel them.

This segment aired on March 31, 2020.

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