What is InformedConsentMD?
    It is a web based subscription service that allows physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers to streamline the process of obtaining Informed Consent for the most common procedures done in a general practice. It was founded by a group of practicing physicians in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
    How does it work?

    Any doctor or healthcare provider can subscribe to the service at www.InformedConsentMD.com. Our basic subscription plan will allow your patients to gain access to the InformedConsentMD video library. You simply pre-select the appropriate video(s) for your patient’s medical condition or upcoming procedure.

    • You will email your patient an internet link to a pre-selected video she can view on her home computer. The video will focus on her diagnosis, planned treatment, and detailed review of risks associated with the procedure.
    • After your patient has viewed the video, she will take a brief online quiz to confirm her viewing and comprehension of the material.
    • Your office can then print out our InformedConsentMD form as a PDF file to be included in the patient’s personal medical record.
    • The printed file contains a list of risk factors reviewed in the video, as well as the quiz questions and your patient's answers.

    InformedConsentMD.com will save you and your practice time in the pre-operative process and offer you an invaluable layer of legal protection in the event of a malpractice lawsuit.

    What is an access code?
    The access code is generated and is used by the patient to access and view a specific video, identified by the physician for patient review. An access code may include more than one video.
    What is a session ID?
    The session ID is the access code, as it is defined above. It correlates in the physicians office with the patient identification system. InformedConsentMD will store the Session ID or access code. InformedConsentMD will not store any patient identification connected with the video other than this link to the record of patient ID stored in the physician's office.
    Does my subscription require a time commitment?
    No, you may cancel at any time.
    What if I am sued and need a copy of the video?
    InformedConsentMD.com will archive all consent videos for 20 years, and keep track of the dates that any revisions or new versions of the programs are made to the library.
    What if a patient does not want to take the quiz?
    The quiz is mandatory and will be required before the attestation of completion is issued.
    Are consents for all medical specialties available?
    At this time Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology and Anesthesia are available. We are in the process of expanding our library to cover virtually all fields of medicine. To get a complete list of all currently available videos, leave the "keywords" field blank and click on the search button.
    My patient does not speak English, what do I do?
    At this time only English versions are available; however, we will soon be translating the InformedConsentMD.com video library into Spanish. Eventually, we plan to offer multiple languages including French, German, Urdu and Cantonese.
    How secure is my patient information?
    We strive to be Health Insurance Protection and Portability Act. (HIPAA) compliant and do not store any identifiable patient information. We store a session ID and a code created by your office. Only you and your staff will know which patient is associated with that session and code.
    Is my credit card information safe?
    InformedConsentMD.com does not store any credit card information. All transactions are encrypted through a secure socket layer (SSL). InformedConsentMD qualifies for and proudly displays the Verisign® Seal.
    What if I forget my password?
    If you forget your password, use the forgot password link below the login form.
    You should receive an email with a new temporary password. Once you have logged in with the temporary password you may change your password in the account profile. If you do not receive the temporary password email check your junk or spam folder. To avoid emails from us being mistaken for junk add noreply@InformedConsentMD.com to your contacts list or safe list in your email program. If you still do not receive a temporary password please check that you are using the email address that you signed up with or you can use our contact form to request support.
    What videos are currently available?
    • Abdominal Hysterectomy - Total or Sub-totalTotal or Subtotal hysterectomy (Total abdominal hysterectomy, TAH, Partial hysterectomy, Supracervical hysterectomy, SCH) – discusses indications for removal of the uterus. Alternatives to surgery, the surgical procedure, and risk factors are reviewed.
    • Anterior and Posterior RepairAnterior repair and posterior repair (anterior colporrhaphy, cystocele repair, posterior colporrhaphy, rectocele repair, pelvic organ prolapse, anterior compartment defect, posterior compartment defect) – the video describes the diagnoses of a variety of different types of prolapse. Both non-surgical and surgical treatments are emphasized. The surgical procedures and their individual risks are reviewed.
    • Apical SuspensionApical suspension video (uterosacral suspension, colpopexy, sacrocolpopexy, sacrospinous ligament fixation, laparoscopy, laparotomy) – describes physical exam findings including cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, and apical prolapse. Treatment alternatives, surgical managements, and risks are discussed.
    • Cervical CerclageCervical cerclage (tracheloplasty / cervical stitch) – reviews the diagnosis and management for an incompetent cervix (cervical insufficiency) to address the risk of miscarriage (pregnancy loss).
    • Cervical ConizationCervical conization (cone biopsy, cold knife cone, loop electrosurgical excision procedure, LEEP, loop excision of the transformation zone, LETZ) – video discusses the different treatment techniques to obtain a cone-shaped tissue section from the endocervix. The surgical procedure and risk factors are reviewed.
    • Cesarean SectionCesarean section (caesarean section, c-section, c/section,c section) – video reviews the cesarean section - a surgical procedure in which an incision is made through both the abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver a baby. Risk factors are discussed.
    • Complications with mesh used for vaginal surgeryThe use of mesh in reconstructive surgery, indications for use, alternatives, and risk factors are reviewed. Some data from the FDA Consumer Medical Device Safety Alert and Notice is also presented. (keywords: mesh, sling, prolapse, cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, vaginal vault prolapse, uterine prolapse, graft, FDA) DISCLAIMER: Additional information is available to patients and their health care providers at: www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm142636.htm#popsui
    • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Reviews the visual examination of the uterus, endometrial lining, and openings to the fallopian tubes using an endoscope inserted through the cervix. The procedure, its alternatives, and risk factors are reviewed. (keywords: hysteroscope, h-scope, c)
    • Ectopic PregnancyEctopic pregnancy (corneal, tubal, cervical, abdominal, ovarian pregnancy) – the video discusses this abnormal pregnancy, which occurs outside the womb (uterus). Both surgical and non-surgical options are discussed. The surgical management is reviewed. Risk factors for both medical and surgical treatments are outlined.
    • Endometrial AblationEndometrial ablation (Removal of the endometrium utilizing techniques that include radiofrequency, electrical energy, hot or cold liquids with or without the aid of a hysteroscope / hysteroscopy. A possible dilatation and curettage (D&C) may be done) – discusses conditions that could be indications for the surgery and risks associated with the procedure
    • General AnesthesiaGeneral anesthesia (inhalation / inhaled, intravenously / IV anesthetic induced reversible unconsciousness. Can cause absence of pain, muscle relaxation) – video discusses the risks with general anesthesia for a patient needed general anesthesia for surgery.
    • Hysteroscopic MyomectomyHysteroscopic myomectomy (operative hysteroscopy for symptomatic submucosal or intracavitary leiomyoma) – video details the diagnosis of uterine fibroids (noncancerous tumors; myoma, leiomyoma) and management options, focusing on the hysteroscopic myomectomy. The risks of the procedure are discussed.
    • Hysteroscopic SterilizationThis video reviews the surgical technique for blocking the fallopian tubes as a means of permanent sterilization. Alternatives, the surgical procedure, and risk factors are reviewed. (keywords: hysteroscopy, H-scope, H/S Essure®, undesired fertility, tubal) Note: The opinions, statements, and materials presented are those of InformedConsentMD only and do not necessarily represent those of manufacturers of implants or devices used for this type of surgery.
    • Laparoscopic hysterectomy with or without oopherectomyLaparoscopic hysterectomy with or without oopherectomy [Laparoscopic (L/S) total hysterectomy, LTH, removal of ovary / ovaries, BSO] - discusses indications for removal of the uterus via laparoscopy with or without removal of the ovary(s). Alternatives to surgery, the surgical procedure, and risk factors are reviewed.
    • Laparoscopic SterilizationTubal sterilization (tubal ligation, tube-tying surgery) – video describes the indications, alternatives, and surgery to close a woman's fallopian tubes as a means of birth control (sterilization). Risk factors are reviewed.
    • MyomectomyMyomectomy (fibroidectomy) – video reviews uterine leiomyoma (fibroid tumors, myomas) and discusses management options, the surgical procedure, and risk factors involved with the surgery.
    • Ovarian CystectomyOvarian cystectomy (removal of fluid-filled ovarian cyst) – discusses removal of an ovarian cyst from the ovary and ovarian conservation. Potential diagnoses, non-surgical alternatives, and surgery are reviewed. Risk factors are reviewed.
    • Regional anesthesia for obstetric patientsRegional anesthesia for obstetric patients [(neuroaxial block; epidural anesthesia (continuous catheter), spinal anesthesia (single shot)] – discusses applied anesthesia that affects the trunk and pelvis through the introduction of local anesthetics to block the nerve supply to that area so patients cannot feel pain. Alternatives and risks to the patient are discussed.
    • Sling Surgery for Stress IncontinenceSling surgery for stress incontinence (pubourethral sling, TVT, TOT, mini sling, single incision sling, retropubic sling) – Stress incontinence, its diagnosis, non-surgical and surgical options, and risk factors are reviewed.
    • Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC)Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section (VBAC; Vaginal birth after c-section) - discusses the risks for patients with a prior cesarean section, but desires to deliver a subsequent baby vaginally. Risks discussed include risks to mother and baby during labor and delivery.
    • Vaginal DeliveryVaginal delivery (labor, parturition process, vaginal birth) - the video reviews the issues that surround a vaginal delivery, including need for possible operative delivery, emergency cesarean section, and the risk factors involved.
    • Vaginal HysterectomyVaginal hysterectomy – reviews the removal of the uterus through a surgical incision made through the vagina. Alternatives, the surgical procedure, and risk factors are reviewed.