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The Ethics of Novel Surgical Techniques

  • Peter Angelos
  • Gregory Randolph
  • Raymon H. GroganEmail author
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Abstract

Surgeons must carefully plan for the ethical integration of novel surgical techniques into their practice. A series of practical steps are outlined along with a discussion of the importance of full disclosure of experience in the informed consent process with patients.

Keywords

Innovative surgery Informed consent Patient safety 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Angelos
    • 1
  • Gregory Randolph
    • 2
    • 3
  • Raymon H. Grogan
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery and MacLean Center for Clinical Medical EthicsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Comprehensive Otolaryngology and Thyroid/Parathyroid Endocrine Surgical DivisionsMassachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA
  4. 4.Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Michael E. Debakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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