A legislation has been proposed in Massachusetts to videotape all surgical proceedings in licensed hospitals. Though this is good in certain ways, it has met with stiff opposition from the medical fraternity. They fear that this will put physicians at risk from unnecessary malpractice suits. However, in cases of cosmetic surgery, where the risks for patients are higher, this could come as a boon.

Surgeons' woes
a. Many physicians are questioning the intent of the policy.
b. It is also being seen as an imposition on the physician-patient relationship.
c. Many fear that this will expose physicians to more liability.
d. Voices of dissent are also criticizing it as a waste of time and resources.
e. Many are worried that surgeons will be mentally overburdened.

Some good points
a. Such videos can be used for instructional purposes.
b. Surgeons can review their own work and improve on it.
c. Other surgeons can use it to pick up techniques.

Patient benefits
a. Doctors will be more careful during surgery.
b. Clinics offering invasive cosmetic procedures will be made more accountable.
c. It might help in reducing the rate of mortality in cosmetic procedures.
d. It will make the patients more comfortable.