From an interview with
Dr. Joshua Sibille
McLeod Vascular Associates
If you’ve been waiting during the pandemic to see a vascular specialist, now is a good time. Putting it off longer could lead to serious health issues or even a stroke. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Dr. Joshua Sibille says the McLeod Vascular practices are open, safe and ready to see you.
Here is an overview of Dr. Sibille’s comments:
During the pandemic, McLeod Hospitals did stop all non-emergent and urgent surgeries. This limited a many patients from receiving care. Many patients also were very concerned about their health and canceled regular clinic appointments. Some patients still needed to be evaluated and put their care at risk by not making these appointments.
At this time, our hospitals have resumed elective procedures. We are doing the full breadth of vascular procedures, including carotid disease procedures, endarterectomy and strokes, as well as treating aneurysms, lower extremity arterial disease with blockages and dialysis access care.
Many patients are still worried about coming into the hospital for their care. However, McLeod Health has taken a lot of steps to ensure patient safety.
At McLeod Health, we’re taking multiple steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 patients coming in for surgery. These include universal masking for all patients, visitors, staff and physicians, preoperative testing for patients prior to their procedure, as well as clinical screening, asking for symptoms and the isolation of known or suspected COVID patients. Overall, we believe that patients should come in if their physician recommends a procedure for them at this time. We’re confident at McLeod Health that all of these measures are helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep our patients safe, while still allowing them to receive the care that they need.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment or already have an appointment scheduled and have questions, you should contact the provider’s office. You can find out more information and ask any questions about COVID-19 or about your care with that provider.