Overlapping surgery, a common practice, helps surgeons provide care to more patients. However, there can be controversy about what surgeons believe are the critical parts of a procedure that require their presence in the operating room. Patient perspectives on overlapping surgery are not known, including what patients want to be told about it during the informed consent process. This project will interview and survey patients and surgeons to answer these questions. The project will also analyze how potential restrictions on overlapping surgery could impact patient care. Results will be used to develop a roadmap for surgeons, patients, and policymakers to help guide informed consent, education, and policies for the ethical practice of overlapping surgery.
Ethical analysis of overlapping surgery
Andrew W. Perez, et al., Surgeon Perspectives on Benefits and Downsides of Overlapping Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Apr 2020.Read more
Alexander Langerman et al., Trust as a predictor of patient perceptions regarding overlapping surgery and trainee independence, The Laryngoscope, Feb 2020.Read more
Alexander Langerman et al., Patient values regarding overlapping surgery: Identification of distinct patient subgroups, The Laryngoscope, Nov 2019.Read more
Jean-Nicolas Gallant and Alexander Langerman, How should trainee autonomy and oversight be managed in the setting of overlapping surgery?, AMA Journal of Ethics, Apr 2018.Read more