Dr. Mirko Gilardino, associate investigator in the Injury Repair Recovery Program  is last author of the study published in Annals of Surgery providing evidence that patients with severe facial disfigurement are less likely to appreciate these significant risks, highlighting the importance of informed consent.

Through a rigorously designed study, Dr. Mirko S. Gilardino’s research team dissected the ethical dilemmas related to this procedure while shedding light on aspects that surgeons need to take into consideration when obtaining consent from patients for this surgery.

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