Surgery template

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Charmaine Patel, M.D. [2]

Introduction to the Surgery Page

  • The page name should be "(Disease name) surgery", with only the first letter of the title capitalized.
  • Goal: To provide a comprehensive description of the main surgical therapy used in the treatment of the disease you are describing.
  • As with all microchapter pages linking to the main page, at the top of the edit box put {{CMG}}, your name template, and the microchapter navigation template you created at the beginning.
  • Remember to create links within Wikidoc by placing [[square brackets]] around key words which you want to link to other pages. Make sure you makes your links as specific as possible. For example if a sentence contained the phrase anterior spinal artery syndrome, the link should be to anterior spinal artery syndrome not anterior or artery or syndrome. For more information on how to create links click here.
  • Remember to follow the same format and capitalization of letters as outlined in the template below.
  • You should include the name of the disease in the first sentence of every subsection.

Overview

  • The overview section should include the disease name in the first sentence.
  • The goal is to summarize the main surgical therapies used in the treating the disease in few sentences.
  • To see an example of an overview section on a surgery page, click here.

Template

  • First Sentences:
Surgical intervention is not recommended for the management of [disease name].
OR
Surgery is not the first-line treatment option for patients with [disease name]. [Name of intervention] is usually reserved for patients with either [indication 1], [indication 2], and [indication 3].
OR
Urgent/rapid/elective [Name of intervention] is recommended for all patients who develop [disease name].
OR
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for [disease or malignancy].
OR
Surgical resection is not recommended among patients with advanced or metastatic [malignancy].


  • Examples:
Example 1: Surgical intervention is not recommended for the management of metastatic small cell lung carcinoma.
Example 2: Surgery is not the first-line treatment option for patients with Crohn’s disease. Colectomy is usually reserved for patients who cannot tolerate pharmacologic therapy and for patients who have recurrent flare-ups despite optimal pharmacologic therapy.
Example 3: Urgent radical peritoneal debridement is recommended for all patients who develop peritonitis.
Example 4: Herniorrhaphy may be performed as an ambulatory procedure and is recommended for all patients who develop hernia.
Example 5: Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for acinic cell carcinoma.
Example 6: Surgical resection is not recommended among patients with advanced small cell carcinoma.
  • Additional Sentences:
The feasibility of surgery depends on the stage of [malignancy] at diagnosis.
  • Examples:
Example 1: The feasibility of surgery depends on the stage of small cell carcinoma at diagnosis.

Preferred Template Statements

IF surgery is not indicated:

  • Surgical intervention is not recommended for the management of [disease name].

IF surgery is only recommended in certain patients with the disease:

  • Surgery is not the first-line treatment option for patients with [disease name]. Surgery is usually reserved for patients with either [indication 1], [indication 2], and [indication 3]
  • The mainstay of treatment for [disease name] is medical therapy. Surgery is usually reserved for patients with either [indication 1], [indication 2], and/or [indication 3].
  • The feasibility of surgery depends on the stage of [malignancy] at diagnosis.

IF surgery is the primary treatment modality:

  • Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for [disease or malignancy].

Surgery

  • Describe the key surgical therapies used the treat the disease, and how they work to cure the disease.
  • You may want to include sub-sections for each surgical therapy used.
  • For an example of the surgery segment in a surgery page, click here.
  • To search for guidelines, go to the National Guideline Clearinghouse (http://www.guidelines.gov/).

Indications

  • Here you can outline the indications for sugery.
  • A template sentence is: "Indications for surgery for (disease name) include: ___"

Contraindications

  • Here you can outline the contraindications for surgery.
  • A template sentence is: "Contraindications for surgery for (disease name) include: ___"

References

  • References should be cited for the material that you have put on your page. Type in {{reflist|2}}.This will generate your references in small font, in two columns, with links to the original article and abstract.
  • For information on how to add references into your page, click here.

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