Putting your trust in a surgeon is a huge step for any patient. When the surgeon makes an error, the patient is the one who ends up having to suffer. Think about the recent post in which we discussed never events. Those never events are occurrences that experts say should never happen, but do occur during some surgeries. In some cases, they lead to patient injuries.
That post about never events, which shouldn't happen but do happen at a rate of around 75 incidents per week, brings up the importance of proper care throughout a surgical procedure. Even if an error in a surgical procedure isn't a never event, it can still be devastating to the patient.