When discussing possible surgical options with a patient, it is appropriate to do all of the following EXCEPT:a. Document that the patient is capable of rendering informed consent
The obligation of the surgeon is to ensure that the patient is competent and understands the discussion of treatment options. If the condition is not an emergency, the patient should be allowed to consult with others or to ask for time to consider their response. All aspects of the expected course and treatment options, including symptoms, side-effects and complications, should be discussed.