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World 17 Mar 2020 | 5:58 AM

U.S. hospitals, patients cancel elective surgery as coronavirus spreads

(Reuters) - U.S. hospitals, anticipating a need for beds as more people are diagnosed with coronavirus, are postponing elective surgeries, while some patients, leery of going to a hospital, are cancelling appointments themselves. Several hospitals in the hard-hit Seattle area, including EvergreenHealth, have suspended elective procedures like knee replacements for the next 30 days. Emergency surgeries like appendectomies or a broken wrist that needs surgery will continue.

Seniors 11 Aug 2019 | 6:00 AM

What seniors and doctors should discuss before surgery

Doctors need to be aware that senior citizens might have different priorities when it comes to surgery, than younger patients.

Seniors 04 Feb 2018 | 6:00 AM

The importance of preparing older adults for surgery

There is growing awareness that senior citizens can benefit enormously from a thorough preparatory programme before they go under the knife.

Letters 05 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

The irony of our medical accreditation policy

From BAFFLED of Ipoh

Nation 31 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

M’sian receives ACS scholarship after 22-year gap

KUALA LUMPUR: The first Malay­sian doctor to receive a prestigious scholarship from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) after 22 years is hoping that this will pave the way for others.

Education 30 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Doctor receives award

DR Christopher Ho Chee Kong is the first Malaysian to receive the International Guest Scholarship Award from the American College of Surgeons.

Nation 27 Oct 2016 | 4:44 AM

Dr Ho becomes first Malaysian to receive award from American College of Surgeons

WASHINGTON DC: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Urologists and Sexual Medicine Professor Dr Christopher Ho Chee Kong became the first Malaysian to receive the International Guest Scholarship Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS).