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The morcellation controversy heats up as physicians all over the world who use Ethicon power morcellators are being asked to return the medical devices.

As a specialty, Ob/Gyn seems immune to the so-called “July Phenomenon. But are your patients safe from the errors that eager first-years of other specialties may make?

Gyns morcellate fibroids because it benefits patients, not their wallet. Despite the risks, the procedure has a place in treatment, until data say otherwise.

Informed consent is more than just a signed consent form, says ethics blogger Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, who weighs in on a different way to think about this practice.

The reported outcomes for the da Vinci robot have been disappointing, but a new study shows that surgeons can achieve expert-level results using the Morristown Protocol.

Our malpractice lawyer counsels on a complicated case involving a delivery with an unexpected outcome and multiple health care providers involved.

The duty to nonmaleficence suggests that it might be most ethical to deny patients when what they want presents too much risk, and too little benefit--even at the expense of respecting their autonomy.

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