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About CovidSurg

There is an urgent need to understand the outcomes of COVID-19 infected patients who undergo surgery.

Capturing real-world data and sharing international experience will inform the management of this complex group of patients who undergo surgery throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, improving their clinical care.

CovidSurg has been designed by an international collaborating group of surgeons and anaesthetists which has now reached 69 countries.

We would be delighted to have you and your team involved and collaborating.

Watch this video summarising CovidSurg studies

Join CovidSurg

CovidSurg will be a platform of studies aiming to explore the impact of COVID-19 in surgical patients and services. Please find bellow a brief summary of each one of the studies. You and your team are able to choose to get involves in as many as you wish.

  • CovidSurg: an international cohort study, aiming to assess the outcomes of surgery in patients diagnosed in COVID-19

  • CovidSurg-Cancer: an international cohort study assessing the safety of surgery for all types of cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic in cancer delay and treatment pathways.

To get involved, please first complete the registration form. If you have any queries, we would be glad to hear from you through the email [email protected]

CovidSurg Updates and Outputs


Last updated: 29/06/2020

Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection

The CovidSurg Collaborative is pleased  to announce that The Lancet has accepted the first CovidSurg article about 1129 surgical patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.  Find full text FREE access here. (The Lancet;

The CovidSurg Collaborative organised two webinars where results from this paper were discussed.

On the first webinar “COVID-19 and Surgery” the results from The Lancet paper were presented. Watch on Youtube, Zoom on-demand service or listen as a podcast on Spotify.

The second webinar “CovidSurg: How can it change practice?” was a round table discussion, now available on Youtube, Zoom on-demand service and Spotify.

Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID‐19 pandemic

Find the keypoints of Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID‐19 pandemic: global predictive modelling to inform surgical recovery plans in this section. Full article is available FREE access here: full manuscript. (BJS;

Global guidance for surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic

The CovidSurg Collaborative has already published a Global Guidance for Surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is available FREE access here: full manuscript. (BJS;

Can I participate in CovidSurg Cohort and CovidSurg Cancer?


All of our collaborators receive a weekly newsletter to keep them updated on the progress of CovidSurg studies. Past newsletters are shown below.

Countries registered to take part in GlobalSurg II

Is your country represented on the map? Scroll around the map to see if your country is represented. If not, we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us via our registration form or contacts page