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Surgical Complications: Lessons Learned

with Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Amy Park

In this episode of the BackTable OBGYN Podcast, hosts Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Amy Park discuss how cultivating an effective team culture in surgery can mitigate complications.

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Ep 48 Surgical Complications: Lessons Learned with Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Amy Park
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, March 5). Ep. 48 – Surgical Complications: Lessons Learned [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Podcast Contributors

Dr. Mark Hoffman discusses Surgical Complications: Lessons Learned on the BackTable 48 Podcast

Dr. Mark Hoffman

Dr. Mark Hoffman is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Amy Park discusses Surgical Complications: Lessons Learned on the BackTable 48 Podcast

Dr. Amy Park

Dr. Amy Park is the Section Head of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and a co-host of the BackTable OBGYN Podcast.

Synopsis

The physicians emphasize that how surgical teams treat each other can significantly affect patient outcomes. They suggest under-promising and over-delivering to patients, their family, and members of the surgical team. The doctors recommend having a care culture, allowing everyone to voice their concerns without fear of reprisals. They also discuss the importance of self-management, leadership, and taking responsibility inside and outside the OR for complications and places where the surgery could have gone smoother. They agree that those who nurture a positive OR culture have higher success rates, noting that complications demand more than technical skills to handle - it takes emotional intelligence, humility, and a good support network.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction
02:07 - Dealing with Surgical Complications
04:24 - The Emotional Impact of Complications on Surgeons
07:24 - The Importance of Patient Communication and Care Post-Complication
08:35 - The Role of Consent and Preoperative Counseling in Managing Complications
11:18 - The Importance of a Supportive and Open Culture in Medicine
15:32 - The Importance of Learning from Mistakes in Medicine
24:28 - The Role of Leadership and Teamwork in the Operating Room
29:56 - The Value of Familiarity in a Medical Team
30:38 - The Importance of Recognizing and Appreciating All Roles in a Medical Team
34:31 - The Role of Care and Empathy in Medical Practice
37:28 - The Role of Preparation in Avoiding Complications
40:53 - The Importance of Scheduling and Time Management in Medical Practice
50:31 - The Impact of Culture on Reporting and Addressing Adverse Events
51:19 - The Importance of Feedback and Self-Reflection in Medical Practice

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