Does viewing of Surgical specimen improve patient satisfaction? A cohort study

Boris M. Petrikovsky, Pavani Reddy Pingle, Lynda Savyon

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The purpose of this study was to assess a cohort of patients who underwent elective gynecologic surgery to determine whether viewing of intraoperative photographic images by patients played a role in patient satisfaction. Three hundred and eighteen patients participated in this study, out of which 159 patients were assigned to view the operative photographic pictures and 159 were not. According to the results obtained in this study, a greater number of women who viewed their operative photographic pictures, expressed satisfaction in comparison to those who did not. In addition, this difference was significantly greater in those who encountered intra- and/or postoperative complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Malpractice
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Surgical specimen viewing


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