Expert Consensus Documents

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has developed Expert Consensus Documents to provide practical assistance to the STS membership and the cardiothoracic surgery community.

An Expert Consensus Document is a document that represents the collective opinions of an expert panel on a clinical topic. The opinions expressed in the statement do not necessarily reflect a formal evidence review and are not generally developed in accordance with the process outlined for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. However, the authors may suggest treatment strategies based on their collective knowledge and clinical experience. 

Expert Consensus Documents are intended as one element of a physician's armamentarium. Physicians are strongly encouraged to use all available resources and their best judgment in making recommendations or decisions regarding individual patients.

Click here to access the Expert Consensus for Surgical Treatment of Hyperhydrosis.

Click here to access the Expert Consensus Statement on the Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aortic Disease Using Endovascular Stent-Grafts.