Surgical Innovations is a surgical manufacturing company specializing in designing minimally invasive surgical solutions. Its mission is to produce quality instruments at an affordable price.
Innovative surgical procedures are often developed from anatomical or pathophysiological principles. Many innovative surgical techniques offer obvious patient benefits, such as reduced hospital stays and decreased morbidity. However, despite their benefits, the majority of innovative surgical procedures have not yet been fully refined.
In addition, it is important to consider the potential risks that surgical innovations pose. These risks can be significant without proper oversight. Surgeons must advocate for funding for ethical studies of innovative surgical procedures and for cost-effectiveness studies.
Surgical innovation plays an integral role in surgical practice. Currently, there is no formal regulatory framework in place to evaluate surgical innovations. However, most surgical specialties value innovation above standardization and have developed a culture of innovation.
Surgical innovation has improved patient outcomes over the last 50 years. However, the rapid pace of surgical innovations has obscured collective surgical missteps. Several landmark surgeons have challenged common perceptions about body parts and technical possibilities.
The Belmont Report issued in 1979 attempted to define the scope of surgical innovation. The report provided guidance for defining, measuring, and reporting innovations. Unfortunately, the report left a large gray area.
Although the Belmont Report has served as a foundation for current federal guidelines, there is still no clear definition of surgical innovation. Consequently, surgical organizations and oversight committees need to develop a uniform definition.