Laparoscopy vs laparotomy
The relationship between surgical researchers and industryToday’s healthcare environment is going through innumerable changes. One of these changes involves discouraging physician interaction with industry representatives. However, resources to develop new technology historically, almost always come from industry funding. In fact, without industry support for research and development, few ideas would be realized and progress would be severely stifled. This complex relationship between surgeon innovators and industry is necessary but fiscal constraints are impeding the ability of industry to support early development of ideas as much as they once could.