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Table 3 Contra-indications and practices regarding BS during the pandemic

From: Practices and attitudes of bariatric surgeons in Israel during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

  All sample, N (%)
Were there specific BS contraindications?
 Yes 12 (23)
 No 41 (77)
If yes, did these contraindications refer toa
 Patients aged > 60 years 7 (18)
 Patients aged > 70 years 4 (10)
 Patients with diabetes 5 (13)
 Patients with hypertension 3 (8)
 Patients with lung disease 8 (21)
 Patients with Ischemic heart disease 5 (13)
 Patients from highly infected area 7 (18)
Did you inform your BS patients about potentially increased risk?
 Yes 28 (57)
 No, I don’t think that the risk is increased 15 (31)
 No, the increase in risk is minimal 6 (12)
  1. amore than one option could be selected