Buffalo VA has rescheduled some surgeries due to discoloration in sterilization packages

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo VA Medical Center has rescheduled some surgical procedures after discovering discoloration on white tray liners in some of their sterilization packages.

According to a statement released Tuesday by the VA, the discoloration was discovered during routine quality reviews of sterile processing.

“Although the indicators all reflected sterility of instruments, testing and maintenance is being done,” the statement said.

The VA has found zero evidence of patient harm, and is rescheduling the surgical procedures “out of an abundance of caution”, the statement added.

Surgeries will be rescheduled as soon as possible and veterans who need emergency surgical procedures are being referred to other facilities as clinically necessary.



WIVB.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s