COVID-19 Digestive Issues
During the first couple of weeks of coronavirus outbreak it was established the virus was largely respiratory. It was later determined, the virus does not only bind to lung tissue, but also tissue of the colon, upper esophagus, and liver. Some patients with the COVID-19 virus reported diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort.
Please be aware that some smaller COVID-19 studies indicated that the virus could be found and spread through stool. Therefore, washing your hands after being to the toilet or cleaning up after children will help prevent the spread of the virus through the oral-fecal matter.
During these times of pandemic, we are taking every action possible to protect our patients, staff, and the community from COVID-19.
Stay safe and be well,
- Andrew Nullman, MD
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to wear a facemask for my procedure?
Yes, all patients and staff are required to wear facemasks.
Can I schedule an in-office appointment?
For your safety, we are currently only providing in-office visits If your condition requires a hands-on examination.
I’m worried about COVID-19. Is it safe to have my surgery?
Your safety is of the utmost priority for our center’s physicians and staff. We are following all current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as World Health Organization, recommendations. We are constantly improving quality and patient safety in our surgical center.
I don’t feel well. Should I come to my scheduled appointment at the surgerical center?
If you are coughing, have shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, headache, recent loss of taste or smell or have a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, please do not come to the surgical center. Instead, call Dr. Nullman's office immediately. The same advice applies to your driver and/or family members that might accompany you to surgery. I am happy to reschedule your surgery once you are free of any contagious illness.