Recently, Dr. Barrett was asked to participate in a Q&A, covering the topic of "Returning to the OR: New Challenges in Elective Surgery During COVID-19". Alongside industry executive, Aldo Denti, the pair discussed various challenges and new developments in surgery during this unprecedented time.
According to the feature:
Assessing the status elective surgery in the United States continues to be a moving target as hospitals in most states have resumed elective surgery while hospitals in other states are forced to refocus on COVID-19.
At Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA, orthopedic surgeons like William Barrett, MD, have returned to the operating room to perform elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements. But even as Barrett and his colleagues adjust to the "new normal" and work through a backlog of hip and knee procedures, concerns of another government-mandated shutdown lingers in his mind.
MD+DI recently spoke with Barrett and Aldo Denti, group chairman of DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company, about how industry and the surgeon community can work together — and leverage digital technology — to do business safely during the ongoing pandemic.
To read the rest of the Q&A, hop over to MD+DI!