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Teaching Physician Guidelines
What is the TP guidelines for overlapping surgeries?When the teaching surgeon is involved in overlapping surgeries where the key portions of the surgery do not overlap, the teaching surgeon must be physically present during the key portions of both procedures. All of the key portions of the first procedure must be completed before the teaching surgeon can become involved in the second procedure.
If the teaching surgeon leaves the operating room to become involved in another case, he/she MUST arrange for another qualified surgeon to be immediately available to intervene in the original case, if necessary. The teaching surgeon MUST document his/her participation of the key portions of both procedures.