What is included in patient education and informed consent prior to colon resection (colectomy)?

Updated: Apr 05, 2021
  • Author: David E Stein, MD, MHCM; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, FRCS, MS, MBBS, PhD, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS, FFST(Ed)  more...
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The authors discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the planned procedure with every patient. The perioperative outcomes are also discussed, as well as the disease-specific outcomes.


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