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ABC-7 Xtra: Order Takes Effect Loosening Surgery Restrictions

Publication: KVIA-TV (ABC, El Paso)

Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order loosening certain restrictions on elective surgeries took effect Wednesday. Jeffrey Lamont, M.D., of Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, appeared on KVIA-TV to discuss the need for surgical procedures for cancer to resume. According to Dr. Lamont, both patients and surgeons have experienced frustration in halting procedures for detection and treatment, which risked adverse outcomes. Dr. Lamont also discusses the processes Texas Oncology has in place to ensure hospitals continue to be equipped to treat COVID-19 patients as surgeries resume.

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