Building a patient physician relationship is paramount to the best surgical care. With excellent communication, a physician can educate patients. With this education on surgical and non operative options for each procedure, patients can make decisions based on their particular view point. In the previous example, some patients may value a shorter recovery time with a small decrease in the safety of the procedure. For another patient, the ability to perform the procedure using regional anesthesia may be more important than the size of the incision or recovery time.