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Position Statements

Position Statements are generated from within AAO-HNS/F committees. However, an individual member may request consideration of a topic for position statement development.

If you would like the Academy to consider drafting a Position Statement on a particular topic or are interested in revising an existing Position Statement, please submit details about the topic and your concerns at Academy staff will route your message to the appropriate Committee Chair(s) for consideration. 

If you are interested in drafting a new Position Statement, please review the guidance document.

For additional details on the definition and purpose of Position Statements in comparison to other resources like Clinical Practice Guidelines, please see the AAO-HNS/F Guidance Documents

After an extensive review process by Academy Committees and the Physician Payment Policy (3P) Workgroup, the Executive Committee recently approved the following position statements: 


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Plastics / Maxillofacial Surgery

Important Disclaimer Notice

Position statements are approved by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery or Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) Boards of Directors and are typically generated from AAO-HNS/F committees. Once approved by the Academy or Foundation Board of Directors, they become official position statements and are added to the existing position statement library. In no sense do they represent a standard of care. The applicability of position statements, as guidance for a procedure, must be determined by the responsible physician in light of all the circumstances presented by the individual patient. Adherence to these clinical position statements will not ensure successful treatment in every situation. As with all AAO-HNS/F guidance, this position statement should not be deemed inclusive of all proper treatment decisions or methods of care, nor exclusive of other treatment decisions or methods of care reasonably directed to obtaining the same results.  Position statements are not intended to and should not be treated as legal, medical, or business advice.