/MGH Response

MGH Response

We understand The Boston Globe article about overlapping surgery may have raised concerns for you. We want to provide the information you need to understand this issue and your care.

About Concurrent/Overlapping Surgery

About Concurrent/Overlapping Surgery

Concurrent surgery – also called overlapping surgery – is an important method of managing busy operating rooms.

MGH Analysis

MGH Analysis

The Boston Globe article about overlapping surgery at MGH suggests we practice surgery in a way that could harm patients. Nothing could be further from the truth.

External Reviews

External Reviews

Several external organizations have reviewed procedures and policies regarding concurrent/overlapping surgery at MGH and have found the hospital to be in compliance with federal and state guidelines.

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Surgery at MGH: A Team Approach

Success in surgery depends on a multidisciplinary team approach. This video explores roles of each caregiver in the operating room and the important function they perform to ensure the best possible outcome for patients.