Ethical challenges in high-risk innovative surgery

Shuddhadeb Ray, Michael O’Connor, Peter Angelos

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The fields of surgery and anesthesia have storied histories with advances in care fueled by innovation by creative individuals striving to improve the care of their patients. Ethical dilemmas arise when contemplating how to allow innovation to continue for the benefit of future patients while mitigating harm to current patients. In this chapter, we explore ethical issues in high-risk innovative surgery from the perspectives of the key stakeholders: the surgeon, the patient, the anesthesiologist, the medical device industry, and other members of the healthcare team.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical Issues in Anesthesiology and Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319159492
ISBN (Print)9783319159485
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • High-Risk Surgery
  • Informed Consent
  • Innovation
  • Medical Devices
  • Surgical Ethics


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