Which Implantable or Wearable Medical Device is best for you?
These reviews are designed for patients- they pair the best science with real world patient experiences.
Most people don’t even realize they have choices. Patient9 helps you choose which medical device is best for you. We do all the homework for you by analyzing the scientific literature, and gathering actual patient reviews. Finally, you’ll have a voice when talking with your doctor about which device to put in, or on, your body.
How Patient9 Works
At Patient9, we read and review thousands of publications in the scientific literature commonly used by practicing doctors, researchers, and scientists and then “translate” all that scientific jargon into something the rest of us can understand. Our team includes our own doctors, scientists, and researchers with decades of experience doing exactly this type of medical device analysis. Then we include patient reviews of those same medical devices so that you can appreciate what it’s really like to live with your new hardware.
Why Should I Want to Choose My Surgically Implanted Medical Device?
If you ask BARD, Google’s version of conversational AI, what surgeons want from their patients, it will tell you “Cooperation: Surgeons want to work with patients who are cooperative. This means that patients are willing to follow the surgeon’s instructions and that they are not making things difficult for the surgeon.”
While I respect a surgeon’s training, experience, and expertise, I certainly don’t want to just do what I’m told. I want to work with a surgeon or other doctor who wants me to have a voice in a decision that will have an enormous impact on me for the rest of my life. I want to know what my choices are, and how they stack up against each other.
Here are some additional tips for educating yourself about implantable medical devices so that you can make an informed choice with your doctor about which device is right for you:
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Why Should I Enroll in a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
- Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or medical devices, or new ways to use existing treatments.
- Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
- To learn more about the benefits of participating in clinical trials, visit The National Institutes of Health
To learn about completed, ongoing, or planned clinical trials related to a specific medical device or condition. Click on the link below
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