San Ramon Spine Surgeon Discusses Not Delaying Medical Needs

Sep 15, 2020

At San Ramon Regional Medical Center, we continue to hear that many people are postponing or delaying their medical needs, screenings and surgeries due to the pandemic. We want our communities to know there is no need to delay care. We have a great team of healthcare professionals that are ready to safety care for anyone who walks through our doors.

"We currently have a backlog of patients who delayed their surgery. Some of these patients have unnecessarily made these already difficult months even more difficult for themselves by placing their health on the back-burner," Dr. Saqib Hasan, orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgeon at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, told the Pleasanton Weekly.

We have separate care pathways for potential or confirmed COVID-19 patients. Every precaution is being taken, combining strong infection prevention processes, staff training, testing and ample supply of personal protective equipment. We are committed to universal protection and safety for every person who walks through our doors.

Every patient and visitor who enters the hospital is screened for fever and other signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  Employees and physicians complete a COVID-19-related screening questionnaire every day when they come to work and have their temperature checked when they enter or reenter our hospital. We also follow strict hand sanitization protocols.

"We want to make sure our patients feel safe coming to the hospital and they aren't putting their health care needs on the back-burner, which can cause issues down the line. We are running a very safe, efficient hospital for patients to receive care," Dr. Hasan said.

Read more about not delaying your medical needs on the Pleasanton Weekly.

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