High Risk Surgery: What is best for the patient?

Jan 23, 2013 (Wed) | 12:00 PM -1:00 PM : LIVE ONLINE PRESENTATION, CA

Join the Stanford Risk Authority and a panel of leading experts as we explore high risk surgery as it exists in the current medical-economic environment and in light of today's healthcare consumer. The presentation will discuss the medical and ethical considerations that need to balance the chance for improved quality of life and the full impact to the patient in terms of physical, emotional and financial health. Additionally, the impact to the healthcare organization will be considered, as resources become increasingly scarce. What once was a narrow discussion surrounding risks, benefits and alternatives to the patient now requires a more complete analysis of all the interests involved for patients to make a fully informed decision whether to proceed with high risk surgery.

Department:  SUMMIT

Contact: Simon Mawer | 6507236824 |


  • Dana M. Welle, DO, JD, FACOG, FACS. Physician Risk Consultant, Stanford Risk Authority
  • John Celona, JD Snr Dir, Advanced Risk Analytics, Stanford Risk Authority
  • John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Associate Professor, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Robert R. Cima, MD Professor of Surgery and Consultant, Mayo Clinic

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