I acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) while in hospital?

A year ago I acquired MRSA in my bloodstream whilst in hospital requiring ticoplanin via a PIC line for 4 weeks. After treatment I tested negative for MRSA.

Now I am looking to book a sleeve gastrectomy at a private hospital and want to know if I need to declare this to the surgeon or if I am cured and therefore it does not apply anymore.

• I would like to know if I am duty bound to tell him or not?
• I am worried it could make my surgery more expensive or even be refused as an MRSA risk. Is that possible?
• I have not been told if I carry any greater risk now than before my infection of re-infection, is the MRSA harbored at all?
• I know I am negative in my nose and groin but is my blood affected long term?.

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Ayman Darrag
1:05 pm

İn my opinion you don’t need to worry, it is not supposed to increase the expenses but you should tell the hospital so the infection control measures should be suitable, since you are negative to Mrsa after treatment so don’t worry ..but for safety measures use clorohexedine wash and antiseptic and take it to the hospital for cleaning wounds or surfaces plus washing your body with it…

Ahmed Fawzy
5:08 pm

My opinion you should tell you doctor about the MRSA as such information will allow a higher success rate of your surgery, I do not think that he will refuse doing the surgery, and assuming he does, your safety is a priority here
Good Luck

Masr Fawzy
9:01 am

I believe you should do another test to check if u have it or not…. In both blood and nostrils

Masr Fawzy
9:03 am

Declaration is not an obligation, only if your doctor ask , but the thing is that MRSA is a highly contagious , so I believe it’s better to tell him and I don’t believe there is extra expenses that u r going to be charged for at all

Dr.Honey Arora
12:04 pm


MRSA can be present in latent form and not always necessary that it will cause signs of active infection..

So yes, of you are undergoing surgery you should tell your doctor about your medical history and undergo necessary investigations so that you do not suffer any complications..

Hope this helps..