Practice PhilosophyAll surgery should only be performed after the patient and family have been appropriately educated as to all options, both surgical and non-surgical. Shared decision making can only happen after tests and examinations have been carefully reviewed and the results discussed with the patient. Furthermore, new surgical techniques should be used in the appropriate setting which requires the surgeon to attend and be aware of advanced techniques. Quality and safety are of utmost importance and should be available for patients to review. Most importantly, a patient would be treated with respect and dignity (as though they were a family member).