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Is there unconscious bias against transoral endocrine surgery on the part of some physicians?

Updated: Oct 7, 2019

This news article is the third in a series of articles on eligibility for the transoral endocrine surgery procedure by MedPage Today. This article continues the exploration of the topic of eligibility for the procedure and further explores the question of why the procedure is not more commonly used in the United States. This article differs from the first two in this series in three significant ways. First it asks surgeons specifically why they think the procedure is underutilized, second it interviews a surgeon who does not routinely perform the operation, and third it is accompanied by an "expert critique" of the procedure by a non-surgeon endocrinologist. The authors of the article suggest that their may be an unintentional and unwarranted unconscious bias against the procedure by some physicians in the United States which may contribute to the slow adoption and low utilization of the procedure. Click here to read the article at MedPage Today.

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