Jess Mandel, MD, and E. David Crawford, MD, presented “COVID-19’s Impact on the Treatment of Urology Patients​” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in March, 2020.

How to cite: Mandel, Jess. Crawford, E. David. “COVID-19’s Impact on the Treatment of Urology Patients” March, 2020. Accessed Apr 2021.​/

COVID-19’s Impact on the Treatment of Urology Patients – Summary:

Jess Mandel, MD, Chief of Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and E. David Crawford, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Grand Rounds in Urology, discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on urologists and urology patients. Dr. Mandel outlines the current state of testing and treatment, emphasizing that the treatment for COVID-19 is similar to patients with respiratory infections, regardless of testing availability. Dr. Mandel recommends urologists keep up-to-date on news and recommendations from the CDC website in order to be able to give their patients the most current information available, as well as practicing common-sense preventative measures, such as delaying elective surgeries and increasing the practice of telemedicine.

For other urology-focused information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our other posts, including:

Advances in COVID-19 Testing: PCR Test Validated for Sputum and Swabs
What Urologists Need to Know About COVID-19