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We are one of the largest training institutions in the country for general surgery residency. So we are pushed — not only to keep up with the newest and to innovate the newest for our own sake and the sake of our patients — but for the purposes of training our mentees who will carry on this surgical training.
Many of the operations we do today, and certainly the way we do them today, were never done that way or were never done at all when I was in training. Many were never done when I was an attending, as we started. But as technology has evolved, we have learned new and better ways to do things for the benefit of the patient, with newer and less invasive technologies.
The most important thing is for the patient to understand what the situation is. And if the patient understands the underlying problem and the options for dealing with that, they will understand if surgery is correct or not.