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Live surgical demonstrations: An endangered species
Urol Oncol
  • D. A. Leavitt
  • L. R. Kavoussi, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Publication Date
2015
Abstract
Despite the increasing controversy surrounding live surgical demonstrations, they remain an incredibly valuable tool for urologic education. Live surgery is the most effective means to demonstrate certain surgical techniques and intraoperative decision making. The many potential benefits far outweigh the potential concerns when live surgical events are performed in a thoughtful regulatory framework. Appropriate patient and surgeon selection is integral to successful live surgical events. Under these circumstances, live surgery should remain safe for the patient and instructive for the urologist. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Pages
159-162
Document Type
Article
EPub Date
2015/03/31
Status
Faculty
Facility
School of Medicine
Primary Department
Urology
PMID

25817319

DOI
10.1016/j.urolonc.2015.02.006
Disciplines
Citation Information
D. A. Leavitt and L. R. Kavoussi. "Live surgical demonstrations: An endangered species" Urol Oncol Vol. 33 Iss. 4 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/louis-kavoussi/15/