Has anyone had their surgery postponed?

on 11/23/20 4:13 pm

Besides the Covid virus, I am wondering what reasons the surgeon might cancel or postpone surgery? Does anyone have any experience with this?

on 11/24/20 11:23 am
RNY on 04/15/19

My surgery was postponed because my surgeon had a family emergency and had to leave the state for a few weeks. It was finally rescheduled a month later.

on 11/25/20 5:47 am

Mine was not postponed but a friend of mine had his cancelled because he didn't lose enough lose enough weight prior to surgery. (Surgeon required) And also, he did not attend all of the required pre-op classes and support group meetings.

on 11/25/20 7:57 am
RNY on 06/03/15

not my RNY, but I had one of my plastic surgeries postponed. The surgeon broke his wrist the night before. He said he could still try it if I wanted him, too, but I said no - I was fine with postponing! (don't know how he would have done it with a broken wrist - unless one of his residents did while he (the surgeon) supervised? nope - I'd rather the surgeon do it...)