Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Your Turn

Heather Dubrow says her husband has performed surgery on her. Do you think a doctor should perform surgery on family members?

34 comments:

Kno Won Uno said...

I don't see a problem with it. I work in healthcare, fwiw.

fancyscreenname said...

why not?

oh...

murder or "botched" surgery. a family member would be too invested emoionally.

Seven of Eleven said...

Uh, NO. Reputable hospitals do not allow family members to perform procedures on other family members.

But it's Hollyweird, where the Sweet 16 birthday gift is either a new nose or new boobs. I'm just glad I got the down payment for used Mustang.

rolotomassi said...

theoretically, they care the most to do the best job

Katie said...

Pretty sure it was only Botox injections. Not a big deal.

Kno Won Uno said...

Cosmetic surgeons often perform procedures in their own office/medical suites. I don't think repairing your child's mitral valve is a great idea, but I don't have a problem with cosmetic procedures. There's a huge difference.

rolotomassi said...

im talking simple plastic surgery... not brain surgery or such

Dena said...

If something went wrong, you'd probably never forgive yourself. Unless you did it intentionally. So no, they shouldn't and I don't think they are supposed to anyway.

fancyscreenname said...

@rolo

what if a doctor is "kinda" "tired" of his wife?

thats what im talking about. too close.

rolotomassi said...

yeah,what Kno Won Uno says, that's what I mean

cc423 said...

I certainlky would not want Terry Dubrow working on me after watching how he behaves on this stupid show. He is an unhinged, egomaniac who screams at women.

Matt & Jess said...

No reputable doctor would do that. If something goes wrong during surgery, you're not thinking clearly.

VIPblonde said...

@Katie Umbilical hernea (they talked about it on Watch What Happens Live)

Brian said...

Not unless it is an emergency.

Still, this isn't as creepy as the plastic surgeon that did his own two daughters fake breasts.

auntliddy said...

I dont even know who she is, but wldnt you trust a family member above all others?

MinPinGirl said...

Unless it's a life or death situation I would say no. There's a reason why you aren't suppose to do it now. If it's something that can be done in the office (like Botox or setting a broken bone that probably would be cool. That's a slippery slope but I can see the pros and cons.

hollywood dime said...

I wish I was married to a plastic surgeon! I'd never have to wait months in between my filler appts and Botox ain't cheap! Lol

NaughtyNurse said...

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! It is completely WRONG and usually there are rules strictly banning it in practices and hospitals.

SusanB said...

EXTREMELY unethical - the most I would consider acceptable is an MD writing a script for an antibiotic for a family member - and even then I'd side eye it.

sifichick said...

If it's an outpatient minor surgery I don't see a problem with it. If it's something serious like a heart surgery, brain surgery, ect.. then no. That should be done by someone who's not emotionally invested in the patient. They wouldn't be able to concentrate enough to get the job done right and safely.

As long as you and your SO are in good shape emotionally I don't see anything wrong with them doing plastic surgery. If you're fighting stay the hell away because revenge is a bitch and that surgery could get botched on "accident".

Shelly Shell said...

It's probably been minor in office things he's done on her.

Frufra said...

@hollywood - I have a friend whose husband is a dentist, and he does her Botox. So even if you can't snag a plastic surgeon, there's always a dentist or three on the market :-).

texas rose said...

I assume operating on family members probably cuts down on malpractice suits/claims.

Meanie Rhysie said...

I'm stunned at how many of you would have no problem with this. No...just no!!

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

I hope that ban on family members doing their job for another family members gets extended. I'm tired of doing the same to my family as in the job I hate that much (I'm not an MD, btw).

PJ said...

I was always fairly certain that this was always 100% illegal due to common ethics codes, the Hypocratic Oath and malpractice insurance regulations.

I mean, imagine how emotional it must be to treat a family member medically. That added pressure alone would make things increasingly more dangerous for the patient and put the practitioner at an increased risk for making errors. Then add to that increased possibility that something DOES goes wrong what would happen in the aftermath: I mean, a wife/husband can't exactly sue her doctor spouse for malpractice while they are still married. And think of the possibilities for insurance scams that could come out of that very circumstance!

But then, maybe the rules are different for elective surgery versus say, oncology. But idk; I'd sincerely hope this would be a common major "no no" across the board.

PJ said...

I'm inclined to agree. God, at least I'm hoping!

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Lol
Wasn't there a lb about actress busted at airport with syringes / Botox ??
What about those women that have gone to people's homes of suppoed Drs and later find TBEY were filled with some kind of tire filler. Lol. ( who goes there anyway?)

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Or for 17th birthday u get a cake shaped like a dong.
That's Klass!

mooshki said...

I saw a few minutes of some reality show where a guy did breast implants for his two teenage daughters. Just nope.

juicy said...

Meh. Minor things, nbd. Surgery? Probably not. Though having a dentist MIL and SIL comes in awful handy for our family ;)

Unknown said...

She said he did Botox and laser not surgery

Maria W said...

I was delivered via c section by my grandfather, a respected OB. It was the 70s and legal.

Tina Mallette said...

My initial reaction is is has to be unethical or a potential minefield of the family relations kind but what if your relative is one of the best in a particular field of medicine and both parties are otherwise OK with it?

What if the relative only does the surgery itself but the pre op and post op has to be another doctor involved and really if the relative is a surgeon other people are doing the pre op and post op.