ACOG Committee Opinion No. 775: Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

ABSTRACT: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice acknowledges that the issue of nonobstetric surgery during pregnancy is an important concern for physicians who care for women. Because of the difficulty of conducting large-scale randomized clinical trials in this population, there are no data to allow for specific recommendations. It is important for a physician to obtain an obstetric consultation before performing nonobstetric surgery and some invasive procedures (eg, cardiac catheterization or colonoscopy) because obstetricians are uniquely qualified to discuss aspects of maternal physiology and anatomy that may affect intraoperative maternal–fetal well-being.

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Reference: Obstetrics & Gynecology: April 2019 – Volume 133 – Issue 4 – p e285–e286
doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003174