KNOW, REALLY KNOW, WHO YOUR SURGERON WILL BE… Phamplet for Your Informed Consent
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When I signed the informed consent, the day prior to my son's Ghost Surgery, all I read was the top two lines...
The first- The surgery my son was having.
The second- "This procedure(s) will be performed by: Lee, Kendall H. M.D. Ph. D"
Yep! There he is! The famous neurosurgeron we flew 600 miles for. Why read further? Well, in this document we'll tell you.
The nuerosurgeron we flew 600 miles didn't perform our son's surgery at all. NOT ONE PART OF IT. The time records? They don't show he came in until closing of our son's surgical wounds. That was too late.
We will be working to change federal laws surrounding the informed consent but until that happens, if it happens in our lifetime, YOU need to know what can happen to you if you don't know what questions to ask, as well as what to write in on the form prior to signing.
If you don't want a resident to perform your surgery, don't go to a teaching hospital. It's as simple as that. We do believe in residents performing surgeries but only under the direct supervision of the attending physician at all times. We now make that clear when we sign informed consents for our son. We believe in teaching hospitals because we have no future in medicine without them. We hope you can see that too. We also now know that we must read every word on that informed consent and what we need to add so that we know it's done by law and safely.