By Christina Frangou

The common but controversial practice of overlapping surgery has been found to be safe, with two exceptions: patients deemed preoperatively to be at high risk for death or complications and those undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, according to a multicenter study. The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2019;321[8]:762-772).

The study is based on nearly 66,000 adults who underwent six common surgical procedures, and