Title

Live surgical demonstrations: An endangered species

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Urol Oncol

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.

Volume Number

33

Issue Number

4

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